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50 Years of the Grateful Dead

Slide 1 of 55: This 1965 photos shows The Warlocks, as they were known before changing their name to the “Grateful Dead.”

This summer, the Grateful Dead's long, strange trip comes to an end with a final five—two shows in Santa Clara, Calif. on June 27 and 28 followed by three at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3, 4 and 5. Click on for a look back at some highlights and memorabilia from a half-century of one of rock music's most influential and enduring acts.

This 1965 photo shows The Warlocks, as the band was known before changing its name to the “Grateful Dead.”

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