The Grateful Dead mark 50th anniversary with last ever gig

July 6, 2015

The Grateful Dead played their final ever show, performing the last of three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on Sunday (July 5).


The legendary band teamed up with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio for the gigs, replacing frontman Jerry Garcia. Garcia died in August 1995 of a heart attack during his stay at a drug rehabilitation facility in California.

Marking their 50th Anniversary, drummer Mickey Hart closed the show by telling the crowd: “The feeling we have here – remember it, take it home and do some good with it. I’ll leave you with this: Please, be kind.”

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