Lecture 9: “Truckin’” (1970) - The Grateful Dead: This footage of The Grateful Dead, filmed in 1972, showed the band performing during their heyday. The Dead would go on to become one of the most
important American rock bands of the 20th Century, known primarily
for the intense devotion of their huge fan base (referred to as “Dead
Heads”), which would often follow them across the country (and sometimes
around the world), from concert to concert. “Truckin’,” written by legendary singer-songwriter Robert Hunter (1941-2019), was one of their signature tunes, performed often by the band over the decades.