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Sirius Satellite Radio and Grateful Dead to Create Grateful Dead Radio Channel [via PR Newswire]

This is yet another example of how the Grateful Dead niche continues to thrive and expand across generations. Although I’ve thoroughly covered much of their influence on today’s touring bands, news like this still tends to impress me.

Also, if you are not yet aware of the Grateful Dead’s own Tapers Section, it is a great (free) source of tunes and Grateful Dead history, updated weekly.

In other Grateful Dead-related news, Fader Magazine has dedicated its current issue to Jerry Garcia. The issue is available as a free PDF. Fader is also generously offering a free Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia podcast, available at iTunes or as an mp3:

The tracklist includes the following:

“Cryptical Envelopment” 3/1/69 – Fillmore West
“Turn On Your Lovelight” 1/24/71 – Seattle Center Arena
“New Speedway Boogie” 5/15/70 – Fillmore East
“Tore Up Over You/Legion of Mary” 4/7/75 – Keystone, Berkeley
“Candyman” 6-11-76 – Boston Garden
“Terrapin Station” 12-29-77 – Winterland, San Francisco