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How well do you know the Grateful Dead?

Although they only had one top ten hit, the Grateful Dead never had any trouble filling up huge concert venues, even when they played multiple shows. Their fans used to say that a bad Grateful Dead show was still better than most other bands at their best. Many bands got their start covering their songs and the Dead returned the favor by covering other artists, especially Bob Dylan with whom they recorded an album. How much do you know about the band?

  • Question of

    Before they were known as The Grateful Dead, the band played what style of music?

    • Psychodelic
    • Bluegrass
    • 60s Rock and Roll
  • Question of

    The band only had one top ten hit. What was it?

    • Truckin’
    • Playing in the Band
    • Scarlet Begonias
    • Touch of Gray
  • Question of

    The song “Scarlet Begonias” recalls Jerry Garcia’s first meeting with

    • His second wife
    • Grace Slick of The Jefferson Airplane
    • Janis Joplin
  • Question of

    How long did the band tour as The Grateful Dead not including the reunion shows?

    • 25 years
    • 30 years
    • 35 years
    • 40 years
  • Question of

    Mickey Hart played which instrument?

    • Drums
    • Keyboards
    • Bass guitar
  • Question of

    Mickey Hart worked with the Smithsonian Institute to collect folk music from around the world.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Jerry Garcia wrote the lyrics to most of the band’s original songs.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The Grateful Dead played at Woodstock in 1969.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    The term “Grateful Dead” comes from the study of folklore.

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Drummer Mickey Hart left the band for several years because

    • His father stole money from the band.
    • He wanted to start his own band
    • He was drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam

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Written by Gary J Sibio

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