The Biggest Breakout: All The Dead’s Original Song Debuts

by Peter Wendel
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DeadPromoSongDebutsBAMMMM! You can now hear every live debut of every original Grateful Dead song – all 162 of them in a row, streamed.

Thanks to Eyesoftheworld94, the compiler, and the, what Deadheads have only dreamed of is now a reality. Hear the first-ever performances of your favorite tunes from The Dead’s immense live repertoire. They’re all here: “Dark Star,” “Alligator,” “St. Stephen,” “Row Jimmy,” “Terrapin Station,” “Eyes Of The World,” “Stagger Lee” and many many more. Right at your fingertips, ready to stream.

The compilation runs from the January 8, 1966, debut of “Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)” and wraps with the March 19, 1995, debut of “Unbroken Chain.”

Enjoy the music, right here.

Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at