A quarter-century later, both musicians and fans worldwide followed the band to celebrate their music, reports CBS News correspondent Allison Keys.
But on the day Garcia died, fans were not aware of all the ways he would have to receive his grateful Dead Fix today – from archival recordings to podcasts.
The band’s radical and heritage manager David Lemieux told CBS News Radio, “There were definitely signs that the live community was still going there – the Grateful Dead community was going to have a period.” “But to the extent that it is now, where there are a lot of bands that are playing Grateful Dead Music, whether they are original members or not.” [they] Just a great way to consume the dead. ”
Listen to CBS News Radio’s report on the 25th anniversary of JBS Garcia:
The remaining members of the group continue to perform the band’s songbook, and many newcomers are providing their own interpretations.
The band’s music is also widely available to stream through multiple platforms, including the Internet Archive and Spotify.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio has a channel dedicated to the Dead.
The band releases several archival and remastered recordings per year, such as the recent 50th anniversary edition of their studio album, “Deadman’s Dead”.
And Dead has now entered the world of podcasts. Lemieux said that after 25 years of being the Grateful Dead, the Grateful Dead, his podcast – The Good Ol ‘Grateful Deadcast – is the number one music podcast in the country.
Lemieux said nothing was said about the music of the Grateful Dead: “They used to go out every night, play honestly, and that meant some nights were not as good as others. And that meant some Nights, where the magic really hit, you can see. One of the biggest live performances you’ll ever see. And it happened quite a lot with Grateful Dead. ”
12/31/78: The Grateful Dead performing “Sugar Magnolia,” “Scarlet Beganias” and “Fire on the Mountain” at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena:
Outside of her 30-year career with Graceful Dead, Garcia was involved in many projects ranging from jazz to bluegrass to rock. Captain Trips (as he was once known) played with actors such as Bob Dillon, Crosby, Stills & Nash and Eta James.
But it was withstand the dead where Garcia earned his lasting fame. And as he told Rolling Stone magazine in 1989, “Success has never been part of our program, at all. It’s like a pleasant surprise.”