A documentary produced by Martin Scorsese, based on the life and times of the rock band The Grateful Dead, will have its debut this year at the Sundance Film Festival.

Long Strange Trip, originally intended to mark the band's 50th anniversary in 2015, will be screened at the festival in front of band members Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and the late Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie.

Tomorrow, Friday, January 27, there will be a dead reckoning as The Grateful Dead play at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, in Frome.

During the hazy, lazy psychedelic days of the 1960s in Los Angeles, The Grateful Dead got together and chose their name from a dictionary. They became known for their eclectic style of music, fusing elements of rock, country, blues, and psychedelia into live shows sometimes lasting three to four hours.

Their hits included Truckin' Touch of Grey, Althea, Casey Jones and Sugar Magnolia.

One of their earliest big gigs was at the Mantra Rock Dance, alongside the Hare Krishna founder Bhaktivedanta Swami. The good karma must have stuck as the band are still performing to their fans, nicknamed Deadheads, and a whole new generation of live rock enthusiasts.

Rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, who was only 17 when they first began performing, said "We are a group of guys who hung together making music in a group that was way tighter and lasted much longer than most marriages.''

At the Cheese and Grain the band will play Grateful Dead - Live Dead '69 album in its entirety, from 8pm along with members of Jefferson Starship. Tickets are advance £19.50 and on the door £22. For more details call 01373 455420. - Flicky Harrison