Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Long distance Runner what you standing there for? Get up, get off, get out of the door...||Grateful Dead Tunes
eight . 'Raised eight boys, only I turned bad.' -- Brown-Eyed Women
|Okay, lets get political...What song are these lyrics from? 'Picture a bright blue ball just spinning, spinning free, Dizzy with eternity.'||Grateful Dead Lyrics 1
Throwing Stones. I love the lyrics in this one! 'And the politicians throwing stones Singing ashes, ashes all fall down.' And no, this is not a reference to recent events.
|(There is kind of a hint in the answer to the previous question) Who did Stagger Lee shoot?||Grateful Dead Lyrics 1
Billy DeLions. Stagger Lee shot Billy DeLions beause he threw the lucky dice that won Stagger Lee's Stetson hat.
lion. 'Now Samson and the lion, they got in a tack, Samson he crawled up on the lion's back.'
cocaine. Everyone knows this one! 'Driving that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones you better watch your speed.'
Mickey Hart. "Rolling Thunder" was Mickey Hart's first solo album. It was recorded at a studio built in Hart's residence in Novato, California.
Phil Lesh. "Seastones" was an album of electronic music released in 1975 by Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin. The pair also played as "Warp Ten" at 23 Grateful Dead shows in 1974.
1977. The band's own movie. Released on June 1, 1977. It was a documentary of the group's Winterland shows.
|Bobby Hi-Test and the Octane Kids, a Dead cover band in the 70's, produced which future member of the Grateful Dead?||Grateful Dead - The 1970s
Bruce Hornsby. In 1974, Bruce Hornsby and his brother Bob formed the Octane Kids at the University of Virginia.
Might As Well. The band figured they might as well return.
Portland, Oregon. The band returned from their hiatus with two shows at the Paramount Theater in Portland. That kicked off a month long Summer tour.
|On October 20, 1974 the Dead played a "farewell concert" at Winterland before taking a 20 month break. What was the last song played? ||Grateful Dead - The 1970s
We Bid You Goodnight. The band went on their hiatus by bidding everyone goodnight. This was Mickey Hart's first show back after his self imposed exile.
1978. Winterland closed after the New Year's Eve show on December 31, 1978. The evening featured The Blues Brothers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Grateful Dead, Bill Graham flying in on a giant joint, and breakfast at dawn.
|Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter were a prolific writing team. Who is Bob Weir's main writing partner?||Grateful Dead - The 1970s
John Barlow . Barlow and Weir first hooked up as teenagers in Colorado. They have been writing together since the early 70's.
The Hollywood Bowl. Pigpen last appeared onstage June 17, 1972 at The Hollywood Bowl. He died in March of 1973.
Lille, France. The band played a free show on May 13, 1972 at Lille, France. It was between gigs in Rotterdam and Luxembourg.
|The year 1970 saw the Grateful Dead play more shows in one year than ever before or since. How many shows did the band play that year?||Grateful Dead - The 1970s
145. The 145 shows played in 1970 eclipsed the 141 played in 1969 and ended a five year stretch of 100+ show's per year. The band never played more than 87 shows in a year after 1970.
1974. Dead Relix emerged from the early tape trading underground in 1974. It was published on the east coast, but initially concentrated on the Bay Area music scene.
|In August of 1971 the band played a benefit concert at the Terminal Island Correctional Facility in San Pedro, California. Who was the benefit for?||Grateful Dead - The 1970s
Owsley Stanley. Owsley Stanley, one-time chemist and sound engineer for the Grateful Dead was the beneficiary.
Newcastle-Under-Lyme, England. The Dead played the Hollywood Festival in Newcastle on May 24th, 1970. It was their first venture into Europe.
Yes. Yes. In June of 1980, the Dead played three gigs at the West High Scool Auditorium in Anchorage.
|The Dead were one of the few bands that allowed fans to tape their shows. In 1984 the band even set aside a section behind the soundboard exclusively for tapers and their equiptment. Where was the first show with a designated 'Tapers Section'?||Grateful Dead - The 1980s
Berkeley Community Theater. The sea of mike stands first appeared on October 27, 1984. From 1984 to 1986 tapers' tickets were stamped with a picture of Richard Nixon, the "King of the Tapers".