9/97 - Terrapin Station
project is announced
9/97 - Terrapin Special Edition
/98 - First 'Phil and Friends'
show in San Francisco
6/98 - The Other Ones join the
12/98 - Phil Lesh undergoes
a successful liver transplant
4/15/99 - Phil Lesh returns to
live performance: 'Phil and Friends' play three nights at
the Warfield Theatre, S.F.
5/26/99 - Mickey Hart is appointed
trustee of the American Folklife Center of the Library of
Congress, in honor of his contributions to the Endangered
Music Project (see the World Music section of the Dancing
7/15/99 - Bob Weir (last one
to give in) marries Natascha Muenter
7/25/99 - Mickey Hart performs
at Woodstock'99 with Planet Drum. He is the only musician
there who also played at the original Woodstock Festival in
8/6/99 - Dick Latvala (tape archivist
and driving force behind the Dick's Picks series) dies of
heart failure in his home in Petaluma, California
10/99 - Phil Lesh and Friends
tour with Bob Dylan
11/99 - So Many Roads (1965 -
1995) is released
7/2000 - The "View from
the Vault" series of concert videos is launched, edited
from footage from the stage video screens. First release with
8-9/2000 - The Other Ones tour
again with FURTHUR. Bill Kreutzmann is onboard, while Alphonso
Johnson has replaced Phil Lesh on bass
10/2001 - "The Golden Road"
Box Set is released, all the WB albums remastered with outtakes
and live material added
6-7/2002 - Bob Weir's band Ratdog
tour Europe, performing mostly in clubs and other small venues.
7/2002 - The Dick's Picks series
reaches volume 25
8/3-4/2002 - The surviving founding
members of the Grateful Dead (including Robert Hunter) perform
in various formations at the "Grateful Dead Family Reunion"
in East Troy, Wisconsin.
2/10/2003 - The Other Ones (Phil
Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti,
Rob Barraco, Jimmy Herring) declare their decision to tour
and record under the name "The Dead".
4/2003 - The Dead announce the
"Summer Getaway 2003" tour, june thru september.
Joan Osborne joins the band on vocals, and they perform with
Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and others on parts of the tour.Official
recordings of all shows are sold at the shows and on the www.
6/2004 - The Dead embark on the
"Wave That Flag 2004 tour" with Warren Haynes as
the newest member of the lineup.
8/2005 - "The Live Dead
Box Set", Fillmore West 2/27 - 3/2 1969, is finally released
on 10 CDs. The 10,000 numbered sets are sold out more than
2 months before the release date.
2006 - Rumours abound about the
sale of GD Marketing, DNC, etc. Rhino Records is mentioned.
No new music releases have surfaced in the first half of 2006,
except a few downloads.
5/17/2006 - Ramrod - long-time
roadie and president of Grateful Dead Productions - dies from
6/2/2006 - Vince Welnick dies
by his own hand.
10/2006 - The takeover by Rhino
Records is made official. A new Vault release is announced
for release in January 2007.
10/31/2006 - Phil Lesh and Friends
release a DVD and a 2-CD set from two shows at San Francisco's
- www.dead.net introduces a new format. "Tapers' Section"
is a new feature where every Monday, vaultkeeper David Lemieux
presents selected tidbits from shows played during that week
throughout the Dead's career. Song segments are in downloadable
MP3 format and the reactions from deadheads are overwhelmingly
1/23/2007 - The first Vault release
after the takeover is "Grateful Dead Live at the Cow
Palace, New Year's Eve 1976". The release date just misses
the 30 years anniversary of the show.
6/2007 - www.dead.net is reborn
another design with many
new features and promise of more to come.
6/26/2007 - Rhino releases "Three
From The Vault" (2/19/71), 15 years - and many other
multitrack releases - after volume Two.
- All music files in the "Tapers' Section" are suddenly changed
to a streaming-only, non-downloadable format. The reason given
is that "some users" have been downloading the files! General
- Announcement of "Road Trips", a new series of
archive releases. Vol.1 No.1 is a 2CD compilation from the
"Eastern Swing" Fall tour of 1979.
- Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir, together with members
from Phil's solo band, play "Deadheads for Obama",
a fundraising concert held at S.F.'s Warfield Theatre. Sen.
Barack Obama delivers a videotaped address.
- Pre-announcement of "Winterland 1973", a 9-CD
box set of three complete concerts from November 1973, to
be released in April.
4/24/2008 - In
a broadcast "Grateful Dead Press Conference" from
the Fillmore Auditorium, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir announce
the transfer of the Grateful Dead archives to the University
of California at Santa Cruz.
9/30/2008 - Rhino releases "Rocking
the Cradle" (9/15-16/78), a 2CD+DVD set from Cairo, Egypt,
30 years after the event.
- The Dead (with members of ABB and others) perform at the
"Change Rocks" fundraiser for the Obama campaign.
- Merl Saunders dies at age 74.
- The Dead play at the Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.
- Mickey Hart takes his second World Music grammy for "Global
- The "Pure Jerry" series is back on track with
the Garcia/Kahn acoustic show at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium,
- The Dead, in preparation for their spring tour, do 3 free
shows and a TV appearance on the same day.
- Rhino releases "To Terrapin", a 3 CD album from
Hartford Civic Center, May 28, 1977.
- John "Marmaduke" Dawson, founding member of the
New Riders of the Purple Sage, dies at age 64.
- The second 9-CD box set from Winterland is pre-announced.
This time it's 3 complete shows from 7-9 June 1977, to be
released on the 1st of October.
- Dead.net announces "Europe 1972 - the complete recordings"
mega box set for release in September. The 7200 numbered sets
are sold out in less than 4 days.
- Bear (Augustus Owsley Stanley III) is killed in an auto
accident near his home in Australia, at age 76.
- Start of a new series of archival releases - Dave's Picks.
There will be 4 releases per year, each limited to 12000 copies.
Subscribers receive a bonus CD with the May release.
- "Spring 1990" is released, 18 CDs, 6 complete
shows from the celebrated spring tour, in a lavish box set.
Once again, a 9000 copies limited edition release.
- Release of "May '77" box set; 5 previously unreleased
shows from the oft-visited month of May 1977. A limited edition
of 15,000 copies.
- "Sunshine Daydream", the much-bootlegged 8/27/72
concert film, is finally given an official release in another
combined CD- and DVD/Blu-Ray package. A limited de luxe edition
of 12,500 copies is released on dead.net. Two weeks after
the general release hit the shops, it reached #5 on Billboard's
rock album hit list.
- "Spring 1990 - The Other One" is released, 23
CDs, 8 more shows from the spring tour, which is now available
in its entirety on various releases. Release is limited to
- Rock Scully, b. 8/1/41, co-manager of the Grateful Dead
dies from lung cancer.
- the 50th anniversary year of the Grateful Dead.
- The Anniversary Boxed Set is announced: A crate of 30 shows
(80 CDs), one hitherto unreleased show from each year from
1965 to 1995.
- "Fare Thee Well - a celebration of the Grateful Dead".
The Core Four, Weir, Lesh, Hart and Kreutzman, aided by Hornsby,
Chimenti and Phish's Trey Anastasio, return to Soldier Field,
Chicago, for three sold-out shows. This will, purportedly,
be the last time the Core Four will play together, ever. The
event will be documented on DVD/B-R/CD sets, plus compilations.
- "Grateful Dead & Company" announce a mini-tour
in the Fall. That is, Weir, Hart and Kretzmann will be playing
with John Mayer, celebrated blues guitar player.