Bob Weir Gives Fascinating Backstory on How “Truckin’” Came to Be Thanks to the Dead’s Travels

“Truckin'” stands as one of the Grateful Dead’s densest tunes lyrically speaking, and in a new piece for The Wall Street Journal, Bob Weir broke down the backstory to the song starting with its inspiration drawn from the band’s rigorous touring schedule of the late 60s and early 70s. “[Our touring schedule] was relentless,” Weir said. “We’d play a gig, stay up late and then fly to our next gig…

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