Grateful Dead

To get really high is to forget yourself. To forget yourself is to see everything else. And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe. I think every human being should be a conscious tool of the universe. That's why I think it's important to get high. --Jerry Garcia, Rolling Stone Interview, 1972


A version of "Brokedown Palace" is on the album American Beauty by The Grateful Dead, 1970. I don't know the pedigree of this version, but it's quite good. See "Favorites" on the Music page for some more Grateful Dead music.


Early days: Acid Test poster.


April 15, 2013: I finished reading the Collector's Edition of Rolling Stone on the Grateful Dead that Andrea bought for me and
scanned this copy of the 1966 Avalon Ballroom poster that it contained. I had just started my senior year in high school when
that concert occurred. I did not attend and would not see the Grateful Dead perform until 1975 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco,
although my friend and coworker at Marv's Enco in Salinas told me about the wonders of SF concerts at Avalon, Fillmore, and
Winterland. But it was my Air Force friend Jackson at Tinker AFB who really turned me on to the Dead (and Pink Floyd). Fair
use for educational purposes.


Sixteen Album Covers. I once owned Blues for Allah, American Beauty, and Mars Hotel as LPs. I left my albums behind with a friend
long ago when I moved from Hawaii to work at TRW in California in 1980.


"One More Saturday Night" is a song title.


Mars Hotel album cover and back. Click on the images to see the full size versions.


Jerry Garcia is Captain Trips.


Acid Test Poster.


Filmore poster, December 19, 1969.


American Beauty, front.


Furthur, Ken Kesey's magic bus.


Blues for Allah.


Best of Grateful Dead album cover.


American Beauty cover, second image.

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