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The Grateful Dead : Rock 'n Roll/Folk/County
January 27, 1970 September 1971

Much of the sound of the Grateful Dead at different stages of their career is a reflection of the personnel, and the albums (or lack of), released during the period.

Some of the major recordings that are Non-vault and Dick's Picks from this period are noted below.  Some live albums are included as the Grateful Dead would release a live recording in lieu of a studio album that would include a number of previously unreleased songs typically a combination of original and covers.  They are: 

Workingman's Dead
American Beauty
Skull and Roses

Other major developments in this period:
The acoustic sets (See Dick's Picks Volume 8)
New Riders of the Purple Sage with Garcia on pedal steel guitar.

Grateful Dead personnel:
Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals
Bob Weir - guitar, vocals
Phil Lesh -- bass, vocals
Billy Kreutzmann - drums
Ron "Pig Pen" Mckernan - keyboards, vocals, harmonica, guitar
*Mickey Hart - drums

*Mickey Hart left the band after the incredible show on February 18, 1971.

Aretha Franklin's reissued album Live at Fillmore West, on the last page of the liner notes is a photo of her sitting in a chair at the Fillmore. To the left, there are paintings on the wall including one of the Grateful Dead.

Dick's Pick and Vault Release reviews - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead Reviews
Dick's Picks, Download Series, Vault, and Videos
Dick's Pick's Volume 4 review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Download Series Family DogD. L. Series: A Night At The Family Dog
Grade A -   

Feb. 4, 1970 ~ Family Dog ~ San Francisco, CA

DL Series Family Dog review  
Dick's Pick's Volume 4 review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Dick's_Picks_04_Grateful DeadDick's Picks 4
Grade A   

Feb. 13-14,1970 ~ Fillmore East ~ New York, NY

Dick's Picks Vol. 4 review  
Bear's Choice review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Bear's_Choice_Grateful DeadHistory of the G. Dead Vol. 1, Bear's Choice
Grade

Feb. 1970 ~ Various Venues

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Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Family Dog at the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70 Grateful DeadFamily Dog at the Great Highway
Grade N/A 

Family Dog at the Great Highway, S. F., CA 4/18/70

Family Dog review  
Dick's Pick's Volume 8 review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Dick's_Picks_8_Grateful DeadDick's Picks 8
Grade A  + 

May 2, 1970 ~ Harpur College ~ Binghamton, NY 

Dick's Picks Vol. 8 review  
Road Trips Vol 3 # 3  review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3 Grateful DeadRoad Trips Vol. 1 No. 3
Grade A + 

May 15, 1970 ~ Fillmore East ~ New York, NY 
Bonus Disc -
5/14/70 Meramec College ~ Kirkwood, Missouri

Road Trips Vol3 # 3 review  
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y. - Grateful Dead - Buy

Three From the Vault Grateful DeadCapitol Theater, Port Chester, N.Y.
Grade B

April 25 - 29, 1971 ~ Fillmore East ~New York, NY

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Ladies and Gentlemen review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Ladies_and_Gentlemen_Grateful DeadLadies and Gentlemen
Grade A  + 

April 25 - 29, 1971 ~ Fillmore East ~New York, NY

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Skull and Roses review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Skull_and_Roses_Grateful DeadThe Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) 
Grade B   

March and April  1971 ~ Various Locations

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Road Trips Vol. 1 # 3 review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Road Trips Vol 1 No. 3 Grateful DeadRoad Trips Vol. 1 No. 3
Grade A -

7/31/71 Yale Bowl, New Haven CT
8/23/71 Auditorium Theater, Chicago IL

Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3 review  
Dick's Pick's Volume 35 review - Grateful Dead - Buy

Dick's_Picks_35_Grateful DeadDick's Picks 35
Grade B +

8/7/71  Convention Hall ~ San Diego ~ CA
8/24/71 ~ Auditorium Theater ~ Chicago, IL
Filler 8/6 ~ Hollywood Palladium ~ Hollywood, CA

Dick's Picks Vol. 35 review  
Grateful Dead discography

 

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