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Long Strange Trip (2017)

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The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own ... See full summary »

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John Perry Barlow ...
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Donna Godchaux ...
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Robert Hunter ...
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Phil Lesh ...
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Ron McKernan ...
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Dennis McNally ...
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Barbara 'Brigid' Meier ...
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Brent Mydland ...
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Steve Parish ...
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The tale of the Grateful Dead is inspiring, complicated, and downright messy. A tribe of contrarians, they made art out of open-ended chaos and inadvertently achieved success on their own terms. Never-before-seen footage and interviews offer this unprecedented and unvarnished look at the life of the Dead.

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The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead

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Rated R for drug content throughout, language and some graphic nudity
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In the documentary, it shows clips of footage that has never been seen before. Bob Weir (Guitarist) confirmed this in episode 2 of the 6-Part documentary. See more »

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Steve Parish: The situation is the boss.
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Fire on the Mountain
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Written by Mickey Hart and Robert Hunter
Performed by Grateful Dead
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Dead Cred Abounds
4 June 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a few surprises in this series. None are really startling, but they make you understand more why you like this band in the first place. If you don't, hear them more. The Grateful Dead have all the goods: Joy, bravery, humanity, and musicianship. They're not without fault - see "humanity".

This an excellent series for fans and, I hope, soon-to-be-fans. Advice: don't skip the credits. Their soundtracks are worth it.


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