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  • Online sleuths solve mystery of “Grateful Doe” crash victim in VA

    12/12/2015 10:00:44 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    wtop ^ | 12/12/2015
    Police say that Jason Callahan, 19, from Myrtle Beach, S.C., was reportedly following the Grateful Dead when he was involved in a fiery car crash and killed instantly. He was burnt beyond recognition, and since his family never reported him missing, no one claimed his remains. All he left behind were the tickets, and a letter addressed to "Jason." The only identifying information: a star tattoo, according to a New York Times account. The paper lists a number of amateur investigators on Reddit, Websleuths, and Facebook, who, armed with these few clues, sketches and a composite image of the victim,...
  • Grateful Deads Phil Lesh reveals he is being treated for bladder cancer

    10/18/2015 6:26:23 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct 17, 2015
    Phil Lesh, who was bassist for the rock band Grateful Dead, canceled two concerts after revealing he has bladder cancer. In a letter to fans posted Friday on the Facebook page for Terrapin Crossroads, his restaurant and concert venue in San Rafael, California, Lesh said he was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this month. He said he has spent the last few weeks at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, doing tests ahead of surgery to remove the tumors. Lesh, 75, said his prognosis is positive.
  • Grateful Dead goodbye starts with parking lot busts, serious stage jams

    06/28/2015 8:02:31 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28 at 6:32 AM | Geoff Edgers
    The undercover cops didnt help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldnt talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown pins and t-shirts and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerrys face. Ouch... Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart wont...
  • Deadheads Denied Camping, Overnight Parking For Farewell Shows

    03/04/2015 3:39:20 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 38 replies
    stereogum ^ | March 3, 2015 | James Rettig
    The Grateful Dead’s three-night farewell shows don’t seem like they’re shaping up to be a great time for the band’s most dedicated followers. Over the weekend, we reported that tickets for the event were being scalped for as high at $10,000. And now, Chicago’s police and fire departments have decided not to let Deadheads camp out or park overnight on the land in front of Soldier Field. Earlier this year, a petition circulated around asking the venue to waive their usual policy. “We took this seriously and did not want to dismiss it,” Luca Serra, a spokesman for Soldier Field,...
  • Mystery of Grateful Dead fan missing almost 20 years

    01/15/2015 12:49:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 59 replies ^ | January 15, 2015 | ap
    Police told local media outlets that the missing man's mother filed a police report Tuesday, saying her son, Jason Callahan, left Myrtle Beach nearly 20 years ago to follow the band the Grateful Dead and hasn't been seen since.
  • Grateful Dead Guitarist Bob Weir Collapses Onstage in New York (Video) .

    04/28/2013 7:29:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2013
    Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Bob Weir collapsed during his performance with Furthur at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York last night. The band, which also includes bassist Phil Lesh, was closing out a nine show residency at the historic venue when the 65-year-old Weir stumbled and fell to the floor about a minute into the song Unbroken Chain. He was helped up by crew members and was able to complete the tune while seated in a chair before the band took a brief break. When they returned without him, Lesh told the crowd that Weir had strained his shoulder...
  • Woman kept boyfriends corpse for months after he died, watched NASCAR with him

    07/12/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    72-year-old Linda Chase says she kept Charles Zigler's body clean and dressed, and talked to him while they watched television.
  • "Built to Last"=SOTU theme=last Grateful Dead album w/ House of Cards on cover[vanity]

    01/24/2012 4:59:44 PM PST · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    me ^ | 1/24/2012 | me
    "Built to Last" is a (perhaps "the") major theme of tonight's State of the Union speech. "Built to Last" is also the name of the Grateful Dead's 13th and final studio album. The album cover shows a house of cards being built by the band members. Is this a coincidence, prophecy, tweak or what? I find it very strange. FReepers, please discuss.
  • Larry Sinclair is NOT dead

    11/14/2011 4:52:20 AM PST · by palmer · 45 replies · 3+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 14 Nov 2011 | vanity
    Body of thread (REQUIRED)
  • Former Grateful Dead soundman and famous LSD chemist Owsley 'Bear' Stanley dies in car crash

    03/13/2011 7:19:11 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 57 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | March 14, 2011 | Brooke Baskin
    A 76-YEAR-OLD man who was killed when his car ran off the road in far north Queensland was reportedly Owsley `Bear Stanley, a 1960s counter-revolutionary and the first man to produce LSD en masse. Stanleys car ran off the road on the Kennedy Highway between Davies Ck and Koah on Saturday. He was also an accomplished sound engineer and the long-time soundman and financier for psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Former Rolling Stones and Grateful Dead tour manager Sam Cutler, who lives in Brisbane, released a statement on behalf of Stanleys family confirming his death. Stanley became an Australian...
  • Wanted: Grateful Dead Archivist

    11/10/2009 12:39:24 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 10 replies · 346+ views
    NY Times blog ^ | November 10, 2009, 7:59 am | Patricia Cohen
    The unemployment rate may top 10 percent, but there is an opening at the University of California, Santa Cruz, for a Deadhead. The library is advertising for an archivist to handle the librarys Grateful Dead collection. A masters degree in archives management is required, as is expert knowledge in the history of and scholarship of contemporary popular music, or American vernacular culture, preferably the history and influence of the Grateful Dead.
  • Groovy artifacts from 1960s Marin County commune sorted

    09/06/2009 2:16:09 PM PDT · by Wardenclyffe · 19 replies · 2,206+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | Wednesday, Sep. 2, 2009 | Susan Ferriss
    NOVATO The '60s aren't dead. They're in an archaeological site north of San Francisco. An old commune where the Grateful Dead and other bands used to romp is being excavated and items catalogued by state park archaeologists at Olompali State Historic Park. Among the artifacts: the classic hippie beads, a marijuana "roach clip," fragments of tie-dyed clothes, and a reel-to-reel tape a Marin County studio technician has promised to try to restore. They are the stuff of memories for Noelle Olompali-Barton, who was 16 when she and her showbiz mom plunged into California's new counterculture, retreating to this once-private...
  • Photos: Grateful Dead Tour Starts In North Carolina

    04/20/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT · by pissant · 68 replies · 2,239+ views
    Raliegh Telegram ^ | 4/20/09 | staff
    GREENSBORO - See dozens of photos from The Dead concert in Greensboro, North Carolina on Sunday, April 12th as the iconic band launched the start of their nationwide tour. The original members of the Grateful Dead except for Jerry Garcia, who passed away, reunited for their first concert in years as "The Dead" in Greensboro, the first city on their nationwide tour. The event was sold out in the Greensboro Coliseum and the parking was also filled to capacity. Spaces outside the coliseum were full of "Deadhead" fans, some of whom came in Volkswagen buses, school buses, and even an...
  • Grateful Dead Grateful for Obama (Truckin, down a dead end street)

    02/05/2008 12:39:02 PM PST · by tobyhill · 44 replies · 127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2008 | Fox News
    The remaining members of the Grateful Dead probably the most prolific and enduring psychedelic rock band have gotten together once again, but this time to endorse Barack Obama for president. The usually apolitical group waded into the presidential campaign Monday in a press conference and a concert that melded the old with the new. The show began with a recorded video message by Obama in which he thanked the members of the band for their support. A fog of marijuana hung over the crowd, the Reuters news agency reported.
  • Grateful Dead to reunite for Obama concert

    02/02/2008 6:11:36 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 128 replies · 474+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/2/08 | Adam Tanner
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Life!) - The Grateful Dead, the San Francisco cult rock band that has played at political events since the 1960s, will reunite on Monday for the first time in four years to rally support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, a spokesman said on Friday. Band leader Jerry Garcia died in 1995. Surviving members have played together occasionally since then, most recently in 2004. On Monday, original members Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will play at a San Francisco theater a day before California's primary. "They have agreed to reunite for this one-time-only event in...
  • The cancer drug: Cancer opens one's eyes to the many facets of marijuana

    12/28/2007 1:53:33 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 26 replies · 215+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 12/22/07 | Diana Wagman
    Ahh, cancer. One learns so much from being diagnosed with a death-sentence disease. Of course, 95% of it is stuff you would rather not know, but that other 5% is downright interesting. For example, "America's Next Top Model" is much more fun to watch when you've lost 15 pounds without trying. During chemotherapy, vanilla smells good, but vanilla wafers taste disgusting. And eyelashes really do have a purpose; without them, my eyes are a dust magnet. But the most compelling fact I learned was about my friends. Not just what you would expect: how they cooked for my family and...
  • Jerry Garcia's guitars spur Grateful Dead auction

    05/09/2007 4:47:31 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 207+ views
    yahoo news/Reuters ^ | May 8, 2007
    Jerry Garcia's guitars spur Grateful Dead auction May 8, 2007 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Forty years after the Summer of Love celebrated the free-living ways of the 1960s counterculture, bidders paid more than $1.1 million at auction on Tuesday for Grateful Dead memorabilia. A cream-colored 1975 Travis Bean electric guitar belonging to the band's legendary, late lead guitar player, Jerry Garcia, brought in $312,000 in a brisk sale, auction house said. Enthusiasts also bid $102,000 for an acoustic guitar and $39,000 for a Gibson electric guitar played by Garcia. One of his leather guitar straps sold for $20,400, or four...
  • May 8th Is "Grateful Dead Day" In Ithaca

    04/26/2007 10:05:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 72 replies · 1,811+ views
    Finger Lakes News Radio ^ | 2007-04-26 9:16 AM
    ITHACA--In honor of the 30th anniversary of one of the Grateful Dead's most legendary performances that took place on May 8, 1977 at Cornell University's Barton Hall, Ithaca Mayor Carolyn Peterson will declare May 8, Grateful Dead Day in Ithaca. The headlining event of this anniversary celebration is Dark Star Orchestra's recreation of the Legendary May 8, 1977 Grateful Dead concert. Tickets for Dark Star Orchestra are on sale now. They are $24.50 in advance or $26.50 at the door. Go online at, by phone at 273-4497, or in person at The Ticket Center at Clinton House located at...
  • National Anthem by the Grateful Dead (A Cappella)

    A great video that you wouldn't expect.
  • 'Deadheads Are What Liberals Claim to Be But Aren't'

    06/25/2006 12:45:24 PM PDT · by TFFKAMM · 167 replies · 4,120+ views ^ | 6/23/06 | Taylor Hill
    When I called the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute, whose chairwoman gives speeches on topics with titles like "The Failures of Feminism", and told the gatekeeper there that I wanted to do an interview with Ann Coulter solely about the Grateful Dead, there was a small pause. Then she recovered and politely told me to send her an e-mail, which she would forward to Ann. That, I expected, would be the end of it.When I got home that night, and saw an e-mail in my box from Ann Coulter, I thought "how polite of her to send a rejection letter...