Starbucks Everywhere Are Playing Grateful Dead Music Today

first_imgAs the fans like to say, we are everywhere. Really though, Starbucks is everywhere… which means the Grateful Dead are everywhere too, if only for today.The wildly successful coffee shop chain has announced that they will be playing Grateful Dead music in over 7,500 locations today, in honor of the new Day Of The Dead compilation disc, and of course in honor of the band themselves. The 60-song playlist will feature selections from the band’s original music and new covers, spanning nearly five hours worth of music.“The Grateful Dead are one of those rare artists who transcend time, generations and genres,” said Gina Woods, vice president of Starbucks Entertainment, in a statement. “We’ve been fans of the Grateful Dead for years and couldn’t miss this chance to reintroduce our customers to their music through this specially curated playlist. Playing it overhead in our stores gives customers a chance to hear familiar music in a new way.”Interestingly, Starbucks worked with the Dead in 1997 to make a two-CD compilation called Eternally Grateful. This brings the Grateful Dead-Starbucks connection full circle, so grab a cup of joe and jam out with the Dead!last_img

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