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GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT

The book give away contest is over. Thanks to all of you who sent in answers. For anyone who didn't win a copy

and is interested in the book, please give my review a read. Click here for a review of No Simple Highway.

The book is, No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, by Peter Richardson.


Click the book jacket image below to go to Amazon for a summary and to buy the book.

No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Our idea was to give the community a list of 100 great shows (beyond the usual suspects like 5/8/77) before the archive closes -or at least while you can still get sbds. We started by looking at the results of the voting that took place some time ago to determine the top 25 Grateful Dead shows. That gave us an initial list, which we cross-checked against a list of shows that have been d'loaded from the archive more than 5000 times. And then we closed the book on the "Top 30" shows.  Here they are: 

01. 02/14/68

02. 02/28/69

03. 02/18/71

04. 04/29/71

05. 08/06/71

06. 08/27/72

07. 09/21/72

08. 02/09/73

09. 02/15/73

10. 06/10/73

11. 11/11/73

12. 11/17/73

13. 02/24/74

14. 06/18/74

15. 06/28/74

16. 10/19/74

17. 10/20/74

18. 02/26/77

19. 05/07/77

20. 05/08/77

21. 05/09/77

22. 06/09/77

23. 07/08/78

24. 06/30/85

25. 09/18/87

26. 07/17/89

27. 10/09/89

28. 03/29/90

29. 09/10/90

30. 09/10/91

Along side of updating all of the show info, some updates were made to the computer that pulls everything together. Thanks to an amazing PC wholesale place, our ever grateful gear preformed beautifully. After grabbing the stuff we needed from the PC wholesale place, which by the way you visit here, PC Wholesale, uploading the data became a smooth experience. It was awesome to have the tools needed to make everything available and keep the music alive

These shows are all classics, and you should have them all, but they will not be included in our list. We wanted to dig a little deeper and find the next 100. As we agreed, here are the parameters.

20 shows from 1965-72
15 shows from 1973-74
20 shows from 1975-78
20 shows from 1979-86
15 shows from 1987-90
10 shows from 1991-95 = 100..."

 


THE TOP 100 SHOWS OFF THE BEATEN PATH WITH THE BEST SOUND QUALITY

Top 20 GD Archive Shows, 1965-1972

Top 15 GD Archive Shows, 1973-1974

Top 20 GD Archive Shows, 1975-1978

Top 20 GD Archive Shows, 1979-1986

Top 15 GD Archive Shows, 1987-7/23/1990

Top 10 GD Archive Shows, 9/7/1990-1995