Mickey Hart

Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail

Dead Letters is the fully authorized portrayal of the Grateful Dead according to the world’s most devoted fan base: Deadheads. Beginning in their earliest days, the Grateful Dead saved tens of thousands of letters sent to them by Deadheads reflecting on the spectacular concerts they’d attended and requesting tickets.

The Grateful Dead Almanac goes Digital

Hard to believe, but we've been rolling out the Grateful Dead Almanac for about 18 years now, carrying on a time-honored tradition of keeping Dead Heads up to date on the latest developments in this still-evolving and vital musical and social community. But with this issue of the Almanac, you'll notice something a little different. As in, it's not made of paper.

Announcing the final Road Trips | Boston, MA | 6/9/76

1976 was a pivotal year for the Grateful Dead. After an 18-month hiatus that saw just four Bay Area appearances by the band, but also a phenomenal studio album, Blues for Allah, and a slew of solo projects, the Dead returned to the road at the beginning of June '76.

Mickey Hart Announces Late Fall 2011 Tour

The Mickey Hart Band has announced a 14-date tour to kick off in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre on November 30. In August, Hart's new band debuted to packed houses in New York and San Francisco.

Real Gone Records bows with Grateful Dead

The newly formed Real Gone Music re-issue label boasts a diverse release schedule for 2011 and 2012 drawing from both major label licensing arms and independents, featuring such artists as the Grateful Dead, Connie Stevens, Rick Nelson and, kicking off Real Gone’s licensing arrangement with ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., ? and the Mysterians.

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Grateful Dead: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Brent Mydland, Keith Godchaux, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Kruetzmann

"What a long, strange trip it's been" is a lyric from one of the Grateful Dead's best known songs and pretty much tells a bunch about the long history of this band. The earliest traces of the band began in 1960 when band founder and leader Jerry Garcia met Robert Hunter who would become the band's main lyrics man. The Dead evolved in 1964 from Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions which featured Garcia on banjo and guitar along with guitarist Bob Weir and keyboardist Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.

Grateful Dead’s Percussionist Moves to a New Art

Mickey Hart is internationally known as the percussionist for the Grateful Dead, legendary for his explorations of unusual time signatures and the percussion of India, Asia, Africa, and South America, a two-time Grammy winner and an accomplished composer, producer, archivist, and activist.

He also creates visual art.

Crimson, White & Indigo: JFK Stadium 7/7/89 - Pre-order now

Crimson, White & Indigo, 1 DVD and 3 CDs of pure bliss captured July 7, 1989 at Philadelphia’s John F.

Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New-York Historical Society

From now through July 4th, one of the nation's great repositories of history will play host to a remarkable and significant collection of cultural treasures: "The Grateful Dead – Now Appearing at the New-York Historical Society" is the first-ever traveling exhibition of materials on loan from the Dead's own vast archive of art, documents, photographs and memorabilia, which the band donated in 2008 to the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Discovery Bay Games Launches Grateful Dead-Opoly

Discovery Bay Games today announced the release of Grateful Dead-Opoly, available in stores and online in time for the 2009 Holiday shopping season. The board game was created by music industry veteran and longtime Grateful Dead associate Debbie Gold, with artwork by comic book illustrator Timothy Truman.