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Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Gimme Five: Grateful Dead Songs That, Well, Suck

Despite the Dead’s success, there have been a few musical blunders along the way.

‘He doesn’t want to do it’: David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

‘He doesn’t want to do it’: David Crosby appeals to Roger McGuinn for long-awaited Byrds reunion

The surviving members of the Byrds haven’t appeared together since 2000.

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

‘It wasn’t ELP anymore’: Greg Lake on a one-off experiment called Emerson Lake and Powell

There came a point in the 1980s when E and L chose not to wait for the original P.

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

‘We just did it’: Yoko Ono on the making of the Beatles’ avant-garde “Revolution 9″

Today, it’s easy to connect this free-form tune with the first flowerings of punk.

‘It was kind of tragic’: David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

‘It was kind of tragic’: David Gilmour on joining Pink Floyd as his friend Syd Barrett faltered

After briefly trying a five-man lineup with Barrett, Gilmour admits they “ceased to go pick him up.”

‘It was inappropriately titled’: Did ‘History of the Eagles’ focus too much on Glenn Frey and Don Henley?

‘It was inappropriately titled’: Did ‘History of the Eagles’ focus too much on Glenn Frey and Don Henley?

“It should have been titled,” Don Felder says, “‘The History of Don Henley and Glenn Frey.’”

‘You won’t abuse my song’: Steve Cropper on the Stax hit that caused a tussle between Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd

‘You won’t abuse my song’: Steve Cropper on the Stax hit that caused a tussle between Wilson Pickett and Eddie Floyd

“Here are these two guys,” Cropper marvels, “wrestling in the control room.”

With apologies to Don Henley: Here’s Okkervil River’s outlaw cover of ‘End of the Innocence’

With apologies to Don Henley: Here’s Okkervil River’s outlaw cover of ‘End of the Innocence’

The grumpy Eagles drummer tried to stop them from releasing this song.

‘Such weirdness going on’: Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE

‘Such weirdness going on’: Mike Love still doesn’t get the Beach Boys’ SMiLE

Several tracks were eventually released, but the bulk went unheard for decades.

‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, even stand up at Eagles concerts

‘I’m from a different generation’: Don Henley tears into fans who text, take pictures, even stand up at Eagles concerts

“You pay for your seat,” Henley helpfully reminds. “Sit in it.”