We've made it to the Grateful Dead Almanac and it's alright! We'll catch you up on all that did and didn't happen this past year and make plans for the future, be they virtually or live and in person. We encourage you to dive in and smile, smile, smile. Now available for your viewing, reading and shopping pleasure. Listen at the link below or wherever you listen to podcasts.
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Drummer Mickey Hart and non-performing lyricist Robert Hunter joined in With the exception of McKernan, who died in , and Hart, who took time off from to , the core of the band stayed together for its entire year history. After the death of Garcia in , former members of the band, along with other musicians, toured as the Other Ones in , , and , and the Dead in , , and In , the four surviving core members marked the band's 50th anniversary in a series of concerts that were billed as their last performances together. They continued playing bar shows,  like Frenchy's Bikini-A-Go-Go   in Hayward and, importantly, five sets a night, five nights a week, for six weeks, at the In Room   in Belmont as the Warlocks,  but quickly changed its name after finding out that a different Warlock had put out a record under the same name, the Velvet Underground also had to change their name from the Warlocks. The name " Grateful Dead " was chosen from a dictionary.