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 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 NYC music PR firm subcontracted by Arista Records to promote the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band during 1979-1980, my responsibilities included maintaining the backstage guest list for large venues like Madison Square Garden, shepherding journalists to band members for backstage interviews, and guiding media and news crews who might be filming the band’s soundcheck. In this capacity I amassed a few All-Access laminated badges, which were created by the tour promoters (in this case John Scher)  in advance of an extended tour.

2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″.  In excellent condition, with a copy of the original owner’s letter of authenticity, and Recordmecca’s written lifetime guarantee of authenticity.


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