Remembering Michael Jackson

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The Grateful Dead played their first concert on December 10, 1965, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. This mural was painted on a wall in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood where the Dead pioneered the psychedelic sound with other local artists such as the Jefferson Airplane and Janis Joplin. 960 1280

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This poster for a 1966 concert at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco was the first appearance of the iconic "skeleton and roses" imagery used by the Dead throughout their career. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead lived at this communal home on 710 Ashbury Street from 1966 to 1968. Their neighbors included Janis Joplin, Country Joe McDonald and Charles Manson. 960 1280

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The Dead were renowned for amazing live performances. Strangely, the biggest musical festival of the 1960s ' Woodstock ' was not one of them. The Dead played under harrowing weather conditions and were literally shocked by their own instruments. 960 1280

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The concert hastily organized by the Rolling Stones in December 1969 at Altamont Speedway (pictured here in a recent photo) proved to be another disaster for the Dead. The band was scheduled to perform, but declined to play due to the increasing violence spawned by the Hell's Angels who were hired to provide "security" at the venue. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead made many appearances the famous Fillmore East club in New York in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Several live albums were subsequently released of their performances there. 960 1280

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In 1974, the Dead embarked on a tour that featured a revolutionary sound system made up of hundreds of stacked speakers called the 'Wall of Sound.' The tour kicked off on March 23, 1974, at the Cow Palace in Daly City, CA. 960 1280

The Grateful Dead's show at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977, is considered by many aficionados to be perhaps their greatest performance ever. The show became legendary after an audience member's tape and a high-quality soundboard recording began circulating among fans. 960 1280

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The Grateful Dead performed several times at Colorado's unique Red Rocks open-air amphitheater that appears as if it were carved out of a mountain. This photo of guitarist Jerry Garcia and drummer Mickey Hart was taken in 1987. 960 1280

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Thousands of Grateful Dead fans gather at a memorial erected to the memory of deceased Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 13, 1995. 960 1280

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Deadheads dance during an August 3, 2002, concert at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Center featuring the 4 surviving members of the Grateful Dead performing as "The Other Ones." It was the first time they had performed together since the death of guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. 960 1280

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It all started in Liverpool where John Lennon formed a band called the Quarrymen with Paul McCartney and George Harrison. 960 1280

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After the Quarrymen, the lads formed The Beatles, and from '61 to '63 they played 292 shows at Liverpool's Cavern Club. 960 1280

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Over 40 percent of the US population saw The Beatles' historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. 960 1280

Frank Murray  

The Beatles recorded virtually all of their groundbreaking singles and albums at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London. 960 1280

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In 1967 John and Paul wrote the double-sided single "Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever," inspired by childhood haunts. 960 1280

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Beatles fans pose for photos imitating the iconic "Abbey Road" album cover. 960 1280

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into NYC's Dakota building in 1973. John was murdered outside the Dakota on Dec. 8, 1980. 960 1280

Frank Murray  

Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre section in New York City's Central Park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon in 1985. 960 1280

Frank Murray  

The focal point of Strawberry Fields is a mosaic of a single word, the title of Lennon's 1971 song "Imagine." 960 1280

Frank Murray  

Candles, flowers and pictures adorn the "Imagine" memorial at Strawberry Fields on the 29th anniversary of Lennon's death. 960 1280

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Childhood Cabin

Childhood Cabin

“Back through the years … I go wonderin’ once again … back to the seasons of my youth.” Dolly grew up “dirt poor,” one of 12 children. But her childhood in a one-bedroom Tennessee cabin was rich with music. Both of Dolly’s parents belonged to a Pentecostal church, and Dolly often performed spiritual songs as a kid. Relive that world in this cabin replica at Dollywood. 960 1280

Cabin Replica - Courtesy of Dollywood  

Ryman Auditorium

Ryman Auditorium

The day after she graduated high school, Dolly headed to Nashville, America’s country music capital. At the Ryman Auditorium (the Grand Ole Opry’s home at the time), Dolly got this advice from Johnny Cash: “Go where your heart takes you.” Dolly poured her heart into songs like “Love and Learn.” 960 1280

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Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry

By her early 20s, Dolly had already made two studio albums and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry’s roster of singing legends. More than 40 years later, Dolly remains an active member and performs here several times a year. 960 1280

Joe Shlabotnik, flickr  

Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas

This much fun couldn’t be legal! In 1982, Dolly headed to Austin, Texas, for movie-making magic. As "Miss Mona," Dolly won the heart of local sheriff Ed Earl (played by Burt Reynolds) in "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." 960 1280

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Hollywood Walk of Fame

Hollywood Walk of Fame

Speaking to her crossover appeal, Dolly got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1984. By then, Dolly had already starred in the mega-hit "9 to 5" as secretary-hero Doralee Rhodes, who tells her boss, "I'm gonna change you from a rooster to a hen with one shot!” Dolly also sang the movie’s title song, which was No. 1 on the Billboard charts for two weeks. 960 1280

Pamla J. Eisenberg, flickr  

Natchitoches, Louisiana

Natchitoches, Louisiana

In 1989, Dolly starred in another smash-hit film, "Steel Magnolias," which was filmed here, in Natchitoches, Louisiana. As beauty salon owner Truvy Jones, Dolly offers tell-it-like-it-is, one-liners: “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face.” 960 1280

Louisiana Office of Tourism   

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dollywood’s Splash Country

Dolly’s pride in her east Tennessee roots has enriched her local community. In 1986, Dolly opened Dollywood, which now employs 3,000 people -- including many senior citizens. Among its attractions are Splash Country waterpark (pictured here), which opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, in 2001. 960 1280

Dollywood  

Dolly’s Tour Bus

Dolly’s Tour Bus

When this tour bus was built for Dolly in 1994, it cost an impressive $750,000. Step inside, at Dollywood, and be amazed: two bathrooms, a full bath and shower, plus three other beds -- now that’s traveling in style. 960 1280

Dollywood  

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary

Eagle Mountain Sanctuary

The beauty of her native Tennessee has inspired many of Dolly’s songs, so it’s only fitting that Dolly is a big conservationist. Since 1994, Dollywood has been home to a 30,000-square-foot aviary, which houses America’s largest presentation of non-releasable bald eagles. 960 1280

Dollywood  

Dixie Stampede

Dixie Stampede

Mega-music star, hit-movie actor…and powerhouse business leader. Dolly has invested much of her earnings into business ventures -- with direct benefit to local communities. Here’s Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner theater in Branson, Missouri, which employs nearly 300 local people. 960 1280

Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction   

Country Music Hall of Fame

Country Music Hall of Fame

The “Queen of Country Music” officially got her crown in 1999, with her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. That night, with her brother and sister cheering her on, an emotional Dolly thanked many people, including “Mr. Grand Ole Opry,” Porter Wagoner. 960 1280

Tim Hursley  

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Songwriters Hall of Fame

Dolly wrote her first song at the age of 5. Through the years, her songs have been covered by many other big names, from Whitney Houston (“I Will Always Love You”) to Bob Dylan (“Jolene”). Some 3,000 self-penned songs later, Dolly was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. 960 1280

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Kennedy Center

Kennedy Center

“Dolly has a way of making everyone feel like they’re the only one in the room.” In 2006, country singer Reba McEntire introduced her friend Dolly Parton, who was being honored at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for her prolific songwriting…and a “voice that can bring you joy and hope when it isn’t breaking your heart.” 960 1280

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Broadway

Broadway

These days, Dolly is Broadway-bound. The singer’s rise from backcountry girl to country music superstar is now being developed into a Broadway musical. And Dolly’s writing it. This won’t be her first foray into the big lights of Broadway. In 2009, "9 to 5: The Musical" debuted. 960 1280

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Pirates Voyage

Pirates Voyage

Dolly loves Myrtle Beach, S.C., too. After operating as Dixie Stampede for years, Dolly’s dinner theater attraction here was renamed Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast & Adventure in June 2011. Locals showed their love of Dolly’s continued support by declaring June 3, 2011, Dolly Parton Day. 960 1280

Dollywood  

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

“Oh, these Northern nights are dreary, and my Southern heart is weary…the Smoky Mountains memories keep me strong,” Dolly once sang. Beyond song, Dolly showed her support for the mountains she loves when she joined Tennessee leaders in rededicating the Smoky Mountains National Park, on its 75th anniversary, in 2009. 960 1280

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Dolly Statue

Dolly Statue

So, in a career that’s garnered her 10 Country Music Association awards, two Academy Award nominations, 45 Grammy Award nominations  and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award…what is the one honor that Dolly cherishes the most? This statue outside the Sevierville, Tennessee, courthouse. Because, she said, it came from the people who knew her best. 960 1280

Tennessee Chamber of Commerce/Convention & Visitors Bureau  

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