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The Grateful Dead, Enduring 60s Rock Band


Tie-dyed t-shirts are strongly associated with the psychedelic '60s but, really, who made them famous? The Grateful Dead, of course. Formed in 1965, the dead survived as a band for 30 solid years. What was behind its spirit and enduring influences? On this hour of "All Sides," we'll talk about the band and its new exhibit opening in Cleveland.


  • Howard Kramer (Curator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
  • David Gans (musician, radio producer and author)

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland is hosting an exhibit titled, "Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip" will be open April 12, 2012 - Dec. 2012 from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m, and every Weds. until 9 p.m. Click here for more information. David Gans is the author of two books on The Grateful Dead, "Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead" and "Conversations with The Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book."