How would you feel if someone walked up to you and said, "The Grateful Dead is the greatest rock band to have ever played! Wooo!" You might fist-bump them. You might take a hit just by inhaling as they walk by. It's all good! But would you agree with them?
When the Post-Gazette asked readers who the greatest rock band of all time might be, readers responded enthusiastically with The Dead. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band was running ahead for weeks until the poll was shared among Deadheads on Facebook and they pretty much took over. Other bands included in the poll were the Ramones, the Beach Boys and 10 other bands. The Dead won with 60% of the vote in the end even after several controversies because it wouldn't be a rock and roll poll without some controversy.
I don't know about you, but as great as the Dead is, to put them up next to the Beatles or the Rolling Stones... Hmmm. It could be a tough call! What do you think?
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