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This presentation explores the dual recorded legacies of the Grateful Dead: the official legacy of studio and live albums, controlled by the band and their record companies, and the unofficial legacy of concert recordings, controlled by the fans. The presentation includes a discussion of the Thanksgiving Day Massacre (when on November 22, 2005, all Grateful Dead shows were removed from the Live Music Archive) and the incident's effect on band/fan and official/unofficial recorded legacy cooperations and conflicts.


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This presentation was given on February 16, 2013, at the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations 34th Annual Conference.

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Presentation notes for "Dual Legacies of the Grateful Dead: Official and Unofficial"