GRATEFUL DEAD JULY 8/90 THREE RIVERS STADIUM, PITTSBURGH SET II
PART 9 OF 10
-The psychedelic era's most beloved musical ambassadors as well as its most enduring survivors.
-The ultimate cult band, creating a self-styled universe all their own.
-Their name was taken from a folk tale discovered in a dictionary by Garcia and they were initially bankrolled by chemist/LSD manufacturer Owsley Stanley.
-Despite their popularity as a live act, the first three studio albums were commercial flops, leaving them over $100,000 in debt to their label.
-1969's Live/Dead turned things around, capturing the true essence of the group in all of their improvisational, psychedelicized glory.
-They continued to perform & record in the 1970s, 80s and 90s until Jerry Garcia's death in 1995.