Historic Dead

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Historic Dead
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Live album by Grateful Dead
Released June 1971 (1971-06)
Recorded Late 1966
Genre Psychedelic rock, blues rock
Length 28:51
Label Sunflower
Producer Robert Cohen
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Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Historic Dead is a live album by the rock group the Grateful Dead. It was recorded at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco, California in late 1966, and released in June 1971.[2][3][4]

Historic Dead was produced as a vinyl LP on the Sunflower Records label and distributed by MGM Records. Sunflower had purchased the rights to a number of concert recordings from the Avalon, including some by the Grateful Dead.[5] Historic Dead is therefore not a bootleg album. However, the band did not participate in its production. The album reached number 154 on the Billboard 200.[6] It has long been out of print, and has never been issued on Compact Disc.

Historic Dead was preceded by another Sunflower Records album recorded at the Avalon in 1966, Vintage Dead.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" (Sonny Boy Williamson) – 11:01
  2. "Lindy" (Jab Jones and Will Shade) – 2:49
Side two
  1. "Stealin'" (Gus Cannon and Will Shade) – 3:00
  2. "The Same Thing" (Willie Dixon) – 12:01


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  1. ^ Historic Dead at Allmusic
  2. ^ Trager, Oliver (1997). The American Book of the Dead. Fireside. p. 181. ISBN 0-684-81402-1. Retrieved September 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Historic Dead at the Grateful Dead Family Discography
  4. ^ Slabicky, Ihor W. The Compleat Grateful Dead Discography
  5. ^ Callahan, Mike, et al. Sunflower Album Discography at Both Sides Now Publications
  6. ^ Grateful Dead Billboard albums at Allmusic