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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.
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Bob Weir cancels tour date after collapsing

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- The Grateful Dead offshoot Furthur canceled a tour date after singer-songwriter-guitarist Bob Weir was unable to finish a concert in suburban New York City.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011.
By United Press International
The Dead to rise for tour this spring

The Dead to rise for tour this spring

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the iconic rock group the Grateful Dead have announced plans to embark on their first U.S. concert tour in five years.
Obama resurrects the Dead for one night

Obama resurrects the Dead for one night

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the rock band the Grateful Dead have announced plans to perform a benefit concert for U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Mickey Hart said he and two other surviving members of the Grateful Dead may reunite for a concert to support U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Stanhope House in N.J. to close

STANHOPE, N.J., June 2 (UPI) -- The Stanhope House, a popular northern New Jersey venue for blues and rock music, is about to close its doors, its Web site has disclosed.

The almanac

UPI almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.
By United Press International

Dead to get Sirius airtime

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead critics said the U.S. band was out there; soon it really will be since Sirius Satellite Radio said it would launch a channel devoted to the group.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 16, 2006.
By United Press International

Lawrence 'Ramrod' Shurtliff dead at 61

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead crew member, Lawrence "Ramrod" Shurtliff, described by Bob Weir as "our rock," has died in Petaluma, Calif., at age 61.

Grateful Dead cuts kills sharing network

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A large part of Deadhead culture has always been the exchange of Grateful Dead "bootleg" recordings, a practice the band encouraged and endorsed -- until now.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2005 with 76 to follow.
By United Press International

Bonnaroo Festival is all about the music

MANCHESTER, Tenn., June 9 (UPI) -- Rocker Dave Matthews says music is the key to the success of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

Love and respect at bluesman's wake

ST.LOUIS, Mo., April 22 (UPI) -- There was a lot of love and respect shown at bluesman Johnnie Johnson's musicians' wake in St. Louis -- but no one should be surprised.

'Jerry Garcia Day' in Palo Alto, Calif.

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Saturday was "Jerry Garcia Day" in Palo Alto, Calif., where the late singer's roots run deep.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Oct. 16, the 290th day of 2004 with 76 to follow.
By United Press International

Spencer Dryden benefit concert on Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21 (UPI) -- A musical icon of the 1960s, Spencer Dryden, the drummer for Jefferson Starship, is hoping a benefit concert in San Francisco will help him get heart surgery.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 16, the 289th day of 2003 with 76 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for March 29-April 4.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Muddy Waters, whose real name was McKinley Morganfield, who was born in 1915; Hugh Masekela in 1939 (age 64); Major Lance in 1941 (age 62); Tangerine Dream's Christoph Franke in 1942 (age 61); Berry Oakley of the Allman Brothers
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Tennessee Ernie Ford, who was born in 1919; songwriter Boudleaux Bryant was born in 1920; Gene Ames of the Ames Brothers in 1925 (age 78); Dotty McGuire of the McGuire Sisters in 1930 (age 73); country's Razzy Bailey in 1939 (age
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Feb. 8-14.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Terry Kath of Chicago, who was born in 1946; Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, also in 1946 (age 57); "K.C.," a.k.a. Harry Wayne Casey, leader of K.C. and the Sunshine Band, in 1951 (age 52); guitarist Phil Manzanera
By United Press International
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