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Grateful Dead's American Beauty (seen here in a 50th anniversary edition from Rhino Entertainment) is the shared obsession of two NPR staffers born decades apart. Rhino Entertainment hide caption

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2 Deadheads, From 2 Generations, On 'American Beauty' At 50

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Chuck Berry is one of the early rock and roll artists who were inspired by Latin music. Terry Fincher/Getty Images hide caption

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The Cuban Roots Of Rock And Roll

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Jay-Z performs on stage during 'On the Run II' tour in 2018. The rapper is among the headliners of Woodstock 50. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Woodstock 50 'Re-Create The Magic' Of The Original Festival?

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Betty Cantor-Jackson worked as the sound engineer for The Grateful Dead on official live and studio albums — and perhaps more importantly, recorded hundreds of reels of prized soundboard tape. Ed Perlstein/Redferns hide caption

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Grateful Dead | Keith Stieduhar/courtesy of the artist (top left), Kamasi Washington | John Vettese/XPN (top right), Sleater Kinney | Brigitte Sire/Courtesy of the artist (bottom left), Hiss Golden Messenger | Rich McKie/XPN (bottom center), Jim James | Josh Pelta-Heller/XPN (bottom right) Various sources hide caption

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Hart Valley Drifters included a very young Jerry Garcia (left) and future Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter (right). The new album, Folk Time, comes out Nov. 11. Jerald Melrose/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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03Samson And Delilah

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    July 1978: The Complete Recordings
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    2016

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Grateful Dead fans gather in the parking lot before a show this summer at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business Plan

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