THE GRATEFUL DEAD SAN FRANCISCO 69 MEN'S T-SHIRT
No band is more associated with a city than the Grateful Dead and San Francisco. The Haight-Ashbury section of the city was a clubhouse for the Dead and all their counter-culture cronies in the early years. They played well over 300 gigs there and will likely continue on that course. This Grateful Dead T-shirt is part of our Tour Issue series, and makes reference to the Fillmore Auditorium, a venue run by the late great super-promoter Bill Graham.
T-SHIRT Made of 5.6 oz. heavyweight, 100% cotton garment; 2 needle stitched neck, taped shoulders for strength and comfort.
SIZE Medium, TUBE WIDTH 20.5 inches, BODY LENGTH 25.5 inches --- SIZE Large, TUBE WIDTH 23.5 inches, BODY LENGTH 27.0 inches --- SIZE XLarge, TUBE WIDTH 25.0 inches, BODY LENGTH 29.0 inches
SIZE 2XLarge, TUBE WIDTH 26.0 inches, BODY LENGTH 29.0 inches
About The Grateful Dead
The legacy of the Grateful Dead isn’t necessarily one of musicianship and artistry, but of cultural relevancy.
Original members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann started as the Warlocks in 1964, the house band of choice for Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters’ famed psychotropic fueled parties, which became the backdrop for Tom Wolfe’s acclaimed novel The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
From there, the Dead’s popularity spread like wildfire through San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district, as hippies and other members of the counterculture movement began to embrace their Classic Rock sound as gospel.
In 1970 they released their most revered album by far in American Beauty, whose songs “Box of Rain”, “Sugar Magnolia”, and “Truckin’” each went on to become staples in their legendary live performances.
Garcia died from a heart attack on August 9, 1995, but the Dead continue to tour in several different incarnations.
Influenced: The Allman Brothers, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes, Blues Traveler