David Lemieux (archivist)
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|David Hardy Lemieux|
|Origin||Ottawa, Ontario, Canada|
|Occupation(s)||Audio and video archivist
|Associated acts||Grateful Dead|
Lemieux is originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and was educated at Carleton University in Ottawa (BA in history), Concordia University in Montreal (BFA in film studies) and the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK (MA in film archiving).
He has been working as the Grateful Dead's audiovisual archivist and CD/DVD producer since September 1999. He was put in charge of the Grateful Dead's vault after the August 1999 passing of original Grateful Dead tape archivist Dick Latvala. With his producing partner, and long-time Grateful Dead studio engineer, Jeffrey Norman, Lemieux has produced scores of Grateful Dead CD and DVD releases since 2000. The Dave's Picks series is named after Lemieux. He has also produced several CD releases by Jerry Garcia.
Lemieux hosts a daily radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 32) and XM Satellite Radio (Channel 23), Today in Grateful Dead History, in which he selects a segment of music from that day in the Grateful Dead's history and explains its historical context and other information relating to the selection.
Lemieux is also the editor of the Association of Moving Image Archivists' quarterly Newsletter. He is on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Film Festival in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where he has been on the programming committee since 2003, and for which he writes film notes for the festival's official programme guide.
- Debbie Hum, "The Music Makers", Concordia University Magazine, June 2004.
- Eisen, Benjy (October 24, 2011). "Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux Announces New Live Series", Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
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- Schiesel, Seth. "Jerry Garcia: The Man, the Myth, the Area Rug", The New York Times, August 9, 2005
- Times People photo of David Lemieux, The New York Times, August 9, 2005
- Jurgensen, John. "Grateful Dead Profits are Far from Moribund", Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2000
- Gatta, John Patrick. "Truckin' Up To Buffalo (Part One of an Interview with Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux) , Jambands.com, July 9, 2005
- Gatta, John Patrick. "The Houseboat Tapes, the Fillmore Box and Listening Forward (Part Two of an Interview with Grateful Dead Archivist David Lemieux)", Jambands.com, August 9, 2005
- Levy, Eric. "Interview from the Vault: A Conversation with David Lemieux (Part 1)", The Music Box, February 2002
- Levy, Eric. "Interview from the Vault: A Conversation with David Lemieux (Part 2)", The Music Box, March 2002
- Levy, Eric. "Interview from the Vault: A Conversation with David Lemieux (Part 3)", The Music Box, May 2002
- Elkin, Sam. "Opening the Dead's Vault: David Lemieux", JamBase, December 16, 2004
- "Ground Zero: Inside the Grateful Dead Vault", Relix, April 2001
- Bowman, Samantha. "Sirius' Grateful Dead Channel to Celebrate its One Year Anniversary", Reuters, September 2, 2008
- David Lemieux at AllMusic