Home | Index | Search Introduction | What's New | Thanks | Links


Grateful Dead / Bob Dylan Connections

The Grateful Dead played Bob Dylan songs throughout their existence. She Belongs To Me and It's All Over Now Baby Blue were part of the 1966 repertoire. Visions Of Johanna, When I Paint My Masterpiece and Queen Jane Approximately were performed during their last two shows in Chicago in July 1995. In the nearly 30 year period between these dates the Grateful Dead performed 35 Dylan songs, some with Dylan, some without. Additional songs were practised in rehearsals with Dylan or during Grateful Dead soundchecks. The Grateful Dead toured with Bob Dylan for 7 shows in July 1987. Dylan sat in with the Grateful Dead on at least four other occasions. Jerry Garcia sat in with Dylan on at least two occasions.

This page summarises these collaborations and lists Dylan songs performed by the various post-Grateful Dead groups involving members of the Dead. A separate page discusses the writing collaboration of Bob Dylan and Robert Hunter.

Dylan & The Dead 1987 Tour: Recordings

Dylan & The Dead

The 7 show Dylan & The Dead tour was documented on the Dylan and the Dead album which was released in 1989. The album comprises 7 songs. Two songs are from the July 4, 1987 show, one each from the July 19 and July 24, 1987 shows and 3 from the July 26, 1987 show.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Live 1961-2000, Bob Dylan

The Dylan & The Dead album version of Slow Train, which is from the July 4, 1987 show, was included on Bob Dylan Live 1961-2000: Thirty Nine Years Of Great Performances, a collection of live recordings.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Postcards Of the Hanging, Grateful Dead

One song, Man Of Peace, from the rehearsals that preceded the July 1987 Dylan & The Dead tour is included on this Dylan themed release.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Bob Dylan / Grateful Dead backing vocals

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Down In The Groove, Bob Dylan

Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Brent Mydland contributed backing vocals to the Dylan recording of Silvio on the 1988 Bob Dylan album Down In The Groove. Silvio is one of two songs on the album, the other is Ugliest Girl In The World, that were co-written by Bob Dylan and Robert Hunter.

See more details about the album

album cover


Silvio

Silvio was released on a single as well as on the Down In The Groove album.

See more details about the single

The Grateful Dead Play Dylan: Recordings

Postcards Of the Hanging, Grateful Dead

A collection of Bob Dylan songs performed by the Grateful Dead. The main CD comprises 11 song, the majority taken from shows in the 1980's. One song is from a 1973 show, one from a Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead rehearsal in 1987. The original release of this album included a bonus CD with two further songs taken from shows in 1985 and 1988.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Garcia Plays Dylan, Jerry Garcia/Grateful Dead

A double CD collection of live recordings of Bob Dylan performed by the Grateful Dead and various Jerry Garcia bands. There are 4 Grateful Dead performances in the collection from shows in 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1995. The other tracks are performed by the Garcia/Saunders band, Legion of Mary and the Jerry Garcia Band and are taken from shows between 1973 and 1993.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Birth Of The Dead

The earliest Grateful Dead performance of a Bob Dylan song to appear on a Grateful Dead album is on the Birth Of The Dead collection which was released as part of the Golden Road box set in 2001 and then as a separate release in 2003. This performance of It's All Over Now, Baby Blue, is taken from a July 1966 show.

See more details about the album

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Individual Bob Dylan songs appear on many of the Grateful Dead archive releases.

Bob Dylan plays the Grateful Dead

album cover
Buy from amazon.com

Stolen Roses, Various Artists

A live performance of Friend Of The Devil taken from a Bob Dylan show is included on Stolen Roses, a collection of Grateful Dead songs recorded by other musicians. Dylan performed the song a number of times in the second half of the 1990's.

See more details about the album

Dylan also performed Alabama Getaway and West LA Fadeaway live.

Songs performed by the Grateful Dead With Bob Dylan

Songs performed live by Dylan & The Dead

info All Along The Watchtower
info Ballad Of A Thin Man
info Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
info Chimes Of Freedom
info Dead Man, Dead Man
info Desolation Row
info Don't Think Twice It's All Right
info Gotta Serve Somebody
info Heart Of Mine
info Highway 61 Revisited
info I Want You
info I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Joey
info John Brown
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Maggie's Farm
info Man Of Peace
info Mr Tambourine Man
info Queen Jane Approximately
info Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
info Shelter From The Storm
info Simple Twist Of Fate
info Slow Train
info Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
info Tangled Up In Blue
info The Times They Are A' Changing
info Tomorrow Is A Long Time
info Watching The River Flow
info Wicked Messenger

  Dylan songs rehearsed by by Dylan & The Dead

info All I Really Want To Do
info Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
info If Not For You
info In The Summertime
info Pledging My Time
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info Under Your Spell
info Union Sundown
info Walkin' Down The Line

Other songs rehearsed by by Dylan & The Dead

info Ballad Of Ira Hayes
info Blues Stay Away From Me
info The Boy In The Bubble
info C.C.Rider
info Don't Keep Me Waiting Too Long
info Folsom Prison Blues
info French Girl
info I'm Free
info I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
info John Hardy
info Oh Boy
info Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
info Stealin'
info They Killed Him


Bob Dylan songs performed by the Grateful Dead Without Dylan

Songs performed live

info All Along The Watchtower
info Ballad Of A Thin Man
info Desolation Row
info Forever Young
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Maggie's Farm
info The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
info Queen Jane Approximately
info She Belongs To Me
info Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
info Visions Of Johanna
info When I Paint My Masterpiece

  Dylan songs soundchecked but not performed live

info Tough Mama


Bob Dylan songs performed by Jerry Garcia away from the Grateful Dead

Songs performed by various Jerry Garcia bands

info All Along The Watchtower
info Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest
info Forever Young
info Going, Going Gone
info I Shall Be Released
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Positively Fourth Street
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info She Belongs To Me
info Simple Twist Of Fate
info Tangled Up In Blue
info Tears Of Rage
info Tough Mama
info When I Paint My Masterpiece
info Wicked Messenger

  Songs performed by Garcia sitting in with Dylan (November 16, 1980 and May 5, 1992)

info Cat's In The Well
info Covenant Woman
info The Groom's Still Waiting At The Altar
info Idiot Wind
info Let's Keep It Between Us
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info Simple Twist Of Fate
info To Ramona

Songs performed by Garcia and Lesh with Doug Sahm, Leon Russell and others on November 23, 1972

info A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info Mr Tambourine Man


Bob Dylan songs performed by The Dead in 2003/2004/2009

info All Along The Watchtower
info Ballad Of A Thin Man
info Desolation Row
info Gotta Serve Somebody
info A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  info Like A Rolling Stone
info Maggie's Farm
info Queen Jane Approximately
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info Subterranean Homesick Blues
info Tangled Up In Blue
info When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan songs performed by Dead & Company from 2015 onwards

info All Along The Watchtower
info A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  info Maggie's Farm
info Queen Jane Approximately
info When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan songs performed by Furthur

info All Along The Watchtower
info Desolation Row
info A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
info Hurricane
info I Shall Be Released
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  info Like A Rolling Stone
info Maggie's Farm
info The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
info Most Of The Time
info Queen Jane Approximately
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
info When I Paint My Masterpiece
info You Ain't Going Nowhere

Bob Dylan songs performed by Ratdog

info All Along The Watchtower
info Desolation Row
info A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Maggie's Farm
info Masters Of War
info Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)
  info Queen Jane Approximately
info Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)
info She Belongs To Me
info Silvio
info Slow Train
info Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
info When I Paint My Masterpiece

Bob Dylan songs performed by Phil Lesh & Friends

info All Along The Watchtower
info Buckets Of Rain
info Changing Of The Guards
info Going Going Gone
info I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
info Idiot Wind
info If You See Her Say Hello
info It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
info Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
info Like A Rolling Stone
info Lily, Rosemary & The Jack Of Hearts
info Maggie's Farm
info Mama You Been On My Mind
  info Meet Me In The Morning
info Mr Tambourine Man
info Queen Jane Approximately
info Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
info She Belongs To Me
info Shelter From The Storm
info Simple Twist Of Fate
info Tangled Up In Blue
info This Wheel's On Fire
info The Times They Are A' Changing
info When I Paint My Masterpiece
info Wicked Messenger
info You're A Big Girl Now
info You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

Bob Dylan songs performed by The Other Ones

info All Along The Watchtower
info It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
info Knockin' On Heaven's Door
info Like A Rolling Stone
  info Maggie's Farm
info Queen Jane Approximately
info She Belongs To Me
info When I Paint My Masterpiece


Last updated May 2012