well i love pigpen, so i'd have to stick with his era, which intertwined with keith and donna a bit in the 70's
yea 65-73, those were by far the most expirimental years with the dead, and personally i think the dead peaked in 72 as their greatest year. and even the years following were amazing, all through the 70's i love.
but i do love the 80's and 90's, im not a big mydland fan, but there are definitly some shows in the latter years than i prefer over older shows, just not many. i really admire jerry in his latter years, he devolopes this powerful voice of wisdom and emotion, if god ever spoke to me directly, he would have jerry's voice from the 90's.
he also developes a new guitar style, but his guitar style always changes so thats no surprise, i love every dead era.
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