Grateful Dead

To commemorate and celebrate the 50 year musical legacy of the Grateful Dead, an iconic American band and California favorite, we bring you “50 Days of The Dead”.

Day 11 –  Shining Star

Members of the Grateful Dead kept busy with side projects when not touring with the Grateful Dead, allowing them to explore their broad musical tastes. Jerry Garcia was a prolific solo artist with a strong body of original songs and outstanding live covers that are regarded by many as better than the original. Shining Star, a song by R&B group The Manhattans was among audience favorites. This version of the JGB covering Shining Star in the fall of 1991.

We are curating a list of fan favorites around the country from among the thousands of shows featuring the Grateful Dead, The Jerry Garcia Band along with a few surprises from artists who faithfully continue to carry on the spirit of the Dead.

Every Deadhead has their own favorite list of performances from thousands of shows. We’ll be touching upon just 50 picks culled over 50 years from fans who enjoy sharing the music.

We hope you enjoy this trip celebrating “50 Days of the Dead” with us.

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