The Grateful Dead were an influential band that spanned three decades from 1965 until 1995 with the death of frontman Jerry Garcia. Their unique style of music varied from blues to country-western to rock and roll. Their diverse style can be seen in their narrative epic Terrapin Station and mariachi style Mexicali Blues.
The Grateful Dead are known for their engaging live performances, which are filled with lengthy sections of improvisation. Some fans of the Grateful Dead would follow the act around the country and became known as Dead Heads.