June 16, 1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival begins and is regarded historically as the start of the “Summer of Love.” The festival becomes the pre-cursor to Woodstock. All artists (with the exception of Ravi Shankar) perform for free, with ticket sales donated to charity. On the first night, the line up is: The Association, The Paupers, Lou Rawls, … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 16 in Classic Rock
May 30, 1992 – Paul Simon marries Edie Brickell in a private civil ceremony at their home in Montauk, NY. May 30, 1971 – Over 30 fans are hospitalized suffering from intense hallucinations after a Grateful Dead concert at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The band had encouraged the crowd to drink apple juice that was allegedly spiked with … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 30 in Classic Rock
Jerry Garcia – “Music should be holy. When it becomes a business and the music is designed to make money, then the music doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do.” That is a mouthful, and a statement that a philosophy major, like myself could write a term paper on. But don’t worry I won’t be … Continue reading Explaining The Grateful Dead — Incredible Documentary!
A guitar owned and played by the late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia sold at auction Wednesday for $1.9M USD. The guitar, nicknamed Wolf, was purchased by its previous owner, Daniel Pritzker, in 2002 for $ 790,000. Proceeds from the sale are being donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. “I’ve been a fan of … Continue reading Jerry Garcia Guitar Fetches $1.9M at Auction
The Grateful Dead may hit the road this fall for a tour featuring John Mayer, Billboard reports. Although a rep for the band told Billboard that “it’s ‘premature’ to suggest any such outing is being planned,’ Billboard reports that multiple sources have indicated the trek will kick off in October. The tour would feature the … Continue reading Grateful Dead May Tour With John Mayer This Fall
Netflix has obtained wordwide rights to stream The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, Variety reports. The documentary tells the life story of The Grateful Dead co-founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Bob Weir. The title refers to Weir as the under-appreciated, unsung hero of the Grateful Dead, and the contents of the … Continue reading Bob Weir Documentary Coming to Netflix
The late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June, along with Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Linda Perry, Bobby Braddock, Robert Hunter and the late Willie Dixon. Garcia will be inducted along with lyricist Robert Hunter as a duo for their work for the Grateful Dead. Linda Perry was the … Continue reading Jerry Garcia, Linda Perry Among Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees
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