Grateful Dead

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Mo Ostin, US record exec who signed Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, dies aged 95
Headhunted by Frank Sinatra, the head of Warner/Reprise oversaw classic releases by the likes of Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac and Prince

Laura Snapes

02, Aug, 2022 @9:12 AM

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Liz Phair’s teenage obsessions: ‘I wanted to be a 6,000-year-old vampire with style’
The singer-songwriter on watching The Hunger 60 times, how EE Cummings inspired her lyrics and discovering magic mushrooms at a Grateful Dead show

As told to Dave Simpson

03, Jun, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Letter: Jeremy Marre and the Grateful Dead
Chris Hardman writes: Jeremy Marre made a number of excellent documentaries featuring Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead

Chris Hardman

11, Jun, 2020 @7:45 PM

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What I'm really watching: The Grateful Dead movie
A new wave of jam bands on YouTube reminds this Deadhead of the film that launched a thousand grooves

Jordan Hoffman

21, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Grateful Dead: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: the US group who are more than just a jam band

Jordan Hoffman

11, May, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Joe Smith obituary
Record company executive who signed the Grateful Dead and Van Morrison, and enjoyed massive success with the Eagles

Adam Sweeting

13, Dec, 2019 @3:55 PM

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Robert Hunter obituary
Lyricist who wrote many of the best-loved songs of the Grateful Dead

Adam Sweeting

27, Sep, 2019 @4:36 PM

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'Groovy, groovy, groovy': listening to Woodstock 50 years on – all 38 discs
It was a blueprint for Live Aid and every mega-festival since. We survey a new archive box set – in full – to uncover the real story of these ‘three days of peace and music’

Bob Stanley

15, Aug, 2019 @11:29 AM

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We’d love Nancy Banks-Smith’s take on Fleabag | Brief letters
Brief letters: Music-making | Women on TV | Toilets | Spring


05, Mar, 2019 @6:38 PM

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Don’t speak ill of the Grateful Dead | Letter
Letter: Richard Gilyead takes issue with the Dead being referred to as a ‘karaoke band’


03, Mar, 2019 @5:21 PM

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The Guardian view on improvisation: in praise of imperfection | Editorial
Editorial: From the Grateful Dead to André Previn, collective spontaneity makes music dangerous – and alive


01, Mar, 2019 @6:25 PM

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Heart of gold: Neil Young's online archives are a revolution in fandom
The ornery singer-songwriter’s new online venture soups up the CD boxset with digital user-friendliness – and points the way to a new kind of music obsession

Michael Hann

04, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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