They left a patchouli-scented wake across the world. How much do you know about the Grateful Dead?
Jerry Garcia reportedly opened the book to a random page.
They are one of the best-selling bands from the 1960s.
It was all about life on the road.
They were an eclectic group of musicians.
The band was born in California.
It was a massive system that made their music audible for everyone.
The lack of hits didn't hinder the band's upward trajectory.
They changed it when they realized the name was already taken.
Amazingly, they played a new setlist at nearly every show.
Like the so-called dancing bears, this artwork became as legendary as the band.
He played his last show with the group in 1972.
He thought it was clear that the bears were marching instead of dancing.
The music video was extremely popular on MTV.
But Keith did die in a car wreck not long after their departure.
The album has gone double platinum.
Like everyone else, they were drawn to The Beatles.
He was sent to Vietnam even though he was against the war.
The studio version was less than three minutes long.
He clearly wasn't cut out for military life.
The research was secretly funded by the CIA.
She and her husband introduced themselves to the band after one of their concerts.
That's more than 75 shows per year for three decades.
It was the band's fifth studio album.
Nearly 80,000 people attended one show.
He'd battled depression for more than a decade.
This surely resulted in some sibling resentment
The 1990 death was a startling event in a band that copiously used drugs.
He essentially learned how to play on the fly.
That was more than 70 tons of speakers, man.
It was the end of an era for an iconic band.