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The Grateful Dead (and friends) Play The Stones

The Grateful Dead probably played five songs during their existence that were written by the Rolling Stones, though only three of these were performed live. The Grateful Dead also covered three songs, Not Fade Away, Little Red Rooster and It's All Over Now, that were hits for the Rolling Stones in the 1960's but these fall outside the context of this page. Furthur, Ratdog, The Dead, Phil Lesh & Friends, various Jerry Garcia bands and the New Riders Of The Purple Sage all performed a number of Rolling Stones songs and, in some cases, continue to do so.

This page documents the Rolling Stones songs played by the Grateful Dead and related bands and officially released recordings of those songs.

Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on a single and on the Sticky Fingers LP in 1971.

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Connection

Connection was performed by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Between The Buttons LP in 1967.

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Dead Flowers

Dead Flowers was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends and the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Sticky Fingers LP in 1971.

See more information about the song including New Riders Of The Purple Sage recordings.


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Empty Heart

Empty Heart was played by the Grateful Dead in 1966. A version was released on Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Five By Five EP in the UK and on the 12 x 5 LP in the US LP in 1964.

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter was performed by The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released on the Let It Bleed LP in 1969.

See more information about the song including The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends concert recordings.


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Honky Tonk Women

Honky Tonk Women was performed by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage.

An early version of this song, with the title Country Honk, was released by the Rolling Stones on the Let It Bleed LP in 1969. The song was revised and retitled, Honky Tonk Women, and released as a single later in 1969.

See more information about the song including New Riders Of The Purple Sage recordings.


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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction was performed by the Grateful Dead about 30 times between 1980 and 1994. The song was also performed by Furthur, The Dead, Ratdog, Phil Lesh & Friends, the Rhythm Devils, Weir/Wasserman and Bobby & The Midnites.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction was originally released by the Rolling Stones on a single in 1965 and then, in the US, on the Out Of Our Heads LP.

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I'm Free

I'm Free was rehearsed by Grateful Dead with Bob Dylan prior to the 1987 Dylan & The Dead tour but it was not played live.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads LP in the UK in the 1965. In the US the song was released on a single and then on the December's Children (and Everybody's) LP in 1965
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The Last Time

The Last Time was performed about 70 times by the Grateful Dead in the 1990s. The song was also performed by Furthur, The Dead and Ratdog.

The song was originally released on a single in 1965 and then, in the US, on the Out Of Our Heads LP.

See more information about the song including Ratdog, The Dead and Furthur concert recordings.


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Let It Bleed

Let It Bleed was performed by the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

The song was originally released on the Let It Bleed LP in 1969.

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Let's Spend The Night Together

Let's Spend The Night Together was performed over 30 times by the Jerry Garcia Band.

Let's Spend The Night Together was released on a Rolling Stones single in early 1967. In the US it was also included on the Between_The_Buttons LP.

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Moonlight Mile

Moonlight_Mile was performed a dozen times by the Jerry Garcia Band in 1976.

Moonlight Mile was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Sticky Fingers LP.

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No Expectations

No Expectations was performed by Bill Kreutzmann, Steve Kimock and Mike Gordon in 2007.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones in 1968 on the Beggars Banquet LP and as the B-side of a single.

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Play With Fire

Play With Fire was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends and by Bob Weir with the Valentines.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on a single in 1965 and in the US on the Out Of Our Heads LP.

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Start Me Up

Start Me Up was played at a soundcheck before a 1995 show by the Grateful Dead but was not performed at a show.

The song was originally released on a single and on the Tattoo You LP in 1981.

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Street Fighting Man

Street Fighting Man was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones in 1968 on the Beggars Banquet LP and, in the US, on a single.


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Sympathy For The Devil

Sympathy For The Devil was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Beggars Banquet LP.

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Tumbling Dice

Tumbling Dice was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Exile On Main St. LP and on a single in 1972.

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We Love You

We Love You was performed by Furthur.

The song was originally released on a Rolling Stones single in 1967.

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Wild Horses

Wild Horses was performed by Old & In The Way in 1973. The song was subsequently performed by the Other Ones and by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally recorded by the Rolling Stones in 1969 but was not released until it's inclusion on the Sticky Fingers LP in 1971. Before this a version of the song was released on the Flying Burrito Brothers LP Burrito Deluxe.

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You Can't Always Get What You Want

You Can't Always Get What You Want was performed by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones on the Let It Bleed LP and on a single in 1969.

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Last updated July 2012