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Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead

Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead

They’re BACK!

Link to 30 Days

 

From the Grateful Dead site:

As far as miracles go, November is bountiful. That’s right, we’re making miracles every day of the month and hoping to fire up your trusty synapses while we’re at it.

Each day, we will be giving away an unreleased Grateful Dead track from the vault, selected by Dead archivist David Lemieux. And we’re going to put your knowledge to the test with a chance to win prizes, not to mention bragging rights in the community.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C’s, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic “comeback” tour from a spacey 70 show? Each day we’ll post a free download from one of the Dead’s coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in ’93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen’s harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand all November long.

Guess the venue and date correctly and you’ll be automatically entered to win the prize of the day – a 2021 Grateful Dead Wall Calendar. Each day a winner will be selected at random, so take your time and make your best guess! Answer correctly, and you will also be automatically entered to win the Grand Prize – a copy of our June 1976 boxed set.

Grateful Dead 30 Days Dead

NOW!

“Jack-A-Roe”  kicked off 2020’s first free download.

If you want, you can enter the contest and guess or simply wait for the answer tomorrow.

Keep in mind that these are high quality live recordings and if you are only familiar with the song’s studio recording, live is where it’s at.   Of course, there will be the seques like a China/Rider or a Candyman/Cassidy or even a Help/Slipknot/Franklin’s Tower.

And even if you are familiar with a live version, remember how songs evolved, left a tour’s setlist for a few years, and came back renewed.

You can’ go wrong. 2019’s 30 downloads yielded  7 hours 3 minutes and 32 seconds worth of previously unreleased Dead recordings. That’s right!

And so far (2010 – 2020), the site has given away over 59 HOURS of music!!!

Open up. The sun is shining on your back door.

Climb aboard!

November Music et al

November Music et al

I don’t’ have exact dates to attach to this music or these events, but Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar, Love, Melanie, & Van Morrison all had something  happen during November. Plus a few extras.

Future Woodstock Performer/Joan Baez

In November 1960:  Joan Baez (age 19) released her first album, Joan Baez.

Future Woodstock Performer/Ravi Shankar

In 1962 Ravi Shankar released his 3rd album, Improvisations. He released his first  at age 17 in 1937.

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Future Woodstock Performer/Melanie

November Peace Love Art Activism

In November 1968 Melanie (age 21) released her first album, Born to Be.

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Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox

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Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox in the Army

November 1961, Hendrix met fellow serviceman Billy Cox. He was walking past the service club and heard Hendrix playing guitar inside. Cox, intrigued by the proficient playing, which he described as a combination of “John Lee Hooker and Beethoven”, immediately checked-out a bass guitar and the two began to jam. Soon after, they began performing at the base clubs on the weekends with other musicians in a loosely organized band called the Casuals. (see Hendrix Military for expanded story)

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Love/Forever Changes

November 1967: Love released its classic album, Forever Changes.  It is considered by many (including me!) to be one of the greatest albums EVER! [BBC review]

Van Morrison/ Astral Weeks

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Van Morrison at the Band’s Last Waltz

November 1968: Van Morrison released  the classic album, Astral Weeks. Even better than Love’s Forever Changes. I’ve never heard this album enough. [Rolling Stone review]

Steppenwolf/Monster

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In November, 1969,  Steppenwolf released the album Monster contained epic song by same name.

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LSD

In November 1967, authorities released Ken Kesey and he moved to Oregon. (LSD see February 4, 1968; KK, see November 10, 2001)