San Francisco rock band, 1965, the name taken, according to founder Jerry Garcia, from a dictionary entry he saw about the folk tale motif of a wanderer who gives his last penny to pay for a corpse's burial, then is magically aided by the spirit of the dead person. A different version of the concept is found in the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
Placed in folders and lined up end to end, the grateful dead Archive would stretch the length of two football fields.
grateful dead concerts were suddenly full of 4/20 t-shirts and fliers alluding to the secret code.
This week, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg go to war again, the art of the grateful dead, and a new indie 'it' band.