Why The Grateful Dead Isn’t Radio Friendly

Their live shows were LEGENDARY, but why didn’t their recordings go further?

In this sneak preview of The Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir on The Big Interview, Dan Rather asks Bob why The Grateful Dead never quite made it as hits on American radio. They sold out and delivered sold-out shows across the country, but they never focused their attention on recording. Mainly because in the words of Weir himself, “it was hard to find a point of focus in the studio.” According to The Dead’s founding member, “What we did was what we were good at… stating a theme, then taking it for a little walk in the woods for a live audience.” Catch more of Dan’s insightful conversation with the famed musician in the full hour-long episode of The Big Interview, Tuesday, February 12th at 8/7c on AXS TV.


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