Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia-Owned ‘Skull & Roses’ Test Pressings / 2 LP’s, Alternate Coupling/ Perfect Provenance, 2 Letters of Authenticity (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal test pressings of the Grateful Dead’s 1971 self-titled double album, better known as Skull and Roses.  These test pressings, with an unreleased alternate coupling, were sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. Wikipedia notes the album, “Although published without a title, it is generally […]

Grateful Dead / Ken Kesey – Rare 1966 Promotional Poster for ‘The Acid Test’ Private Press LP

A very rare promotional poster advertising the highly collectible 1966 album The Acid Test, featuring Ken Kesey and the Grateful Dead. The first recording session at the Bay Area studio Sound City was an in-studio Acid Test featuring Ken Kesey, the Grateful Dead, and members of the Merry Pranksters.  Sound City issued the results as […]

Grateful Dead – 1980 Radio City Music Hall Laminate Backstage Pass (From ‘Dead Ahead’ Shows)

A laminate backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s October, 1980 shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.  The Dead played Radio City from October 22-31, 1980; the last two concerts were filmed and released as the concert video Dead Ahead (photo of poster for these shows included for reference only.) This pass is from […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia’s Personal Backstage Pass For 15th Anniversary Warfield Concerts & Grateful Dead Business Card

Jerry Garcia’s personal laminate backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s 15th Anniversary Shows at San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, given by Garcia to the band’s publicist. To mark the Dead’s 15th anniversary as a band, the group played a fifteen night stint at the Warfield.  As explained in the accompanying letter of authenticity: During 1979 and […]

Grateful Dead – 1979-1980 Tour Laminate Backstage Pass For “Hieronymus Bosch”

A laminate all access backstage pass for the Grateful Dead’s Tour 1979-1980, made out to the name of 15th Century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch (see explanation below.) This pass is from the collection of the Grateful Dead’s former publicist, who notes in her accompanying letter of authenticity While working for Ren Grevatt Associates, the boutique […]

Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Woodstock Festival – Original Large Poster Signed by Promoter Michael Lang, From His Personal Collection

A beautiful original large-size concert poster advertising the Woodstock Festival of Music and Art/An Aquarian Exposition (popularly known as “Woodstock”,) held August 15, 16 and 17, 1969 in White Lake, New York.  We obtained this poster directly from Woodstock promoter Michael Lang, who signed it at our request in the lower left corner.  Lang’s accompanying […]

Grateful Dead – 4 Master Tapes From ‘Dark Star’ Mixing Session / Nearly 2 Hours of Alternate Mixes

Four 10” audio tapes, comprising the ‘live’ mixing session for the Grateful Dead’s 1968 single “Dark Star/Born Cross-Eyed.” These remarkable and previously undocumented tapes contain nearly two hours of alternate versions of both songs. In the pre-digital era, songs were mixed ‘live’—an engineer played back the multi-track master tape, and the artist and/or producer adjusted […]

Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Etc. – 1970 Trans Continental Pop Festival Concert Poster (AKA Festival Express)

An original concert poster advertising the Trans Continental Pop Festival’s two June 1970 dates at the CNE Grandstand in Toronto, Canada.  Performers included the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Traffic, Ten Years Aftere, Delaney & Bonnie, Mountain and Buddy Guy. From Wikipedia: The Trans Continental Pop Festival was staged in three Canadian cities: Toronto, […]

Grateful Dead – Europe ’72 Poster

A scarce 1972 promotional poster issued by Warner Bros. Records for the Grateful Dead’s triple live album Europe ’72. Artists Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly created the album cover artwork, with this poster reproducing a variation on the back cover’s “Truckin’ Fool” smashing an ice cream cone against his forehead. Airborne drops of ice cream […]

Grateful Dead – Unused Backstage Pass and Complementary Ticket for Jerry Garcia’s Final Show

An unused backstage pass and complementary ticket for the Grateful Dead’s last show with Jerry Garcia. On Sunday, July 9, 1995 The Grateful Dead performed at Soldier Field in Chicago, with The Band opening the show. This was final show of the Dead’s tour, and the Dead’s last ever concert to feature Jerry Garcia, who […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia-Owned Skull & Roses’ Acetates / 2 LP’s, With Perfect Provenance, 2 Letters of Authenticity (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal acetates of the Grateful Dead’s 1971 self-titled double album, better known as Skull and Roses.  These acetates were sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. Wikipedia notes the album, “Although published without a title, it is generally known by the names Skull and Roses […]

Grateful Dead – Jerry Garcia-Owned ‘Europe ’72’ Test Pressings / 3 LP’s, With Perfect Provenance, 2 Letters of Authenticity (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal test pressings of the Grateful Dead’s 1972 live triple album, Europe ’72.  These test pressings were sold by Garcia’s widow, Deborah Koons Garcia, at a Bonhams auction of Garcia’s personal property. Wikipedia notes the album, recorded during the band’s 1972 tour of Western Europe “was expensive and logistically complicated, and the band’s […]

Jerry Garcia – Garcia Owned & Used Beaded Guitar Strap, With Full Provenance (Grateful Dead)

A beautiful handmade beaded leather guitar strap, owned and used by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead.  We purchased this and another of Garcia’s guitar straps in a single lot at a Bonham’s auction of Jerry Garcia’s personal property, consigned by his widow Deborah Koons Garcia. The strap features fourteen beaded butterflies, each unique in […]

Jerry Garcia – Garcia-Owned Acetate of His 1974 Second Solo Album, “Garcia” aka “Compliments” (Grateful Dead) (Artist Owned)

Jerry Garcia’s personal acetate of his 1974 second solo Album, Garcia (aka Complements).  We acquired this acetate at a Bonham’s auction of Jerry Garcia’s personal property, consigned by his widow Deborah Koons Garcia. Garcia titled both his 1971 debut album and this, his 1974 second solo album, Garcia.  The second album soon became known as […]

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