The Grateful Dead was born 50 years ago in San Jose
Posted December 1st, 2015
"Rock 'n' roll took a mind-bending turn 50 years ago at an unassuming 19th-century Victorian house on a San Jose lot that's now home to City Hall. It was there, on Dec. 4, 1965, that the Grateful Dead was officially born. Yes, San Jose. The legendary band forever associated with San Francisco had already been gigging in the South Bay and Peninsula as The Warlocks and before that as a Palo Alto-based outfit known as Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions."