The Grateful Dead and Campbell

Joseph Campbell’s work has undoubtedly inspired countless artists, however, one might be surprised to hear that The Grateful Dead are included in this list of cultural icons who studied Campbell’s work.

Campbell, in fact, was rather inspired by them as well. He compared their concerts to Dionysian Festivals, explaining that the music unifies the audience, bringing people together to celebrate and share in a feeling of joy.

Read more about Campbell and the band here.