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Name: Grateful Dead.                                                             
Origin: San Francisco, California, USA                                           
Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco,         
California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused     
elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia,     
space music and gospel—and for live performances of long musical               
improvisation. "Their music," Lenny Kaye wrote, "touches on ground that           
most other groups don't even know exists."                                       
The Grateful Dead's fans, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert 
for years, were known as Deadheads and were renowned for their dedication to the 
band's music. Many fans referred to the band simply as "the Dead". As of         
2003, the remaining band members who had been touring under the name "The Other   
Ones" changed their official group name to "The Dead". Deadheads continue to use 
the nickname to refer to both versions of the band.                               
Their musical influences varied widely, and in concert or on record album one     
can hear psychedelic rock (in the late sixties), the blues, rock nuggets,         
country-western, bluegrass, country-rock, and although they rarely played jazz   
music, the band certainly borrowed for their music the kind of long               
improvisatory sequences that jazz artists such as Charles Mingus and John         
Coltrane perfected in the 1950s. These various influences were distilled into a   
diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead "the pioneering         
Godfathers of the jam band world."