The Grateful Dead were one of the best live bands in rock history. Their concerts were legendary and their ability to improvise first-rate. Sometimes their concerts would extend past the four hour mark.
They were also an album band as their releases sold in the tens-of-millions.
What they were not was a singles band. They only had six singles reach the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart and only one that cracked the top 60.
Late in their career, they released “Touch Of Grey” as a single. It first reached the BILLBOARD Pop Chart on July 25, 1987, and amazingly climbed all the way to number nine. It also topped the Album Rock Chart.
It was The Dead’s attempt to create a hit single and it worked. They then went back to what they did best.