THE GRATEFUL DEAD SHRINE EXHIBITION HALL BIG MEN'S T-SHIRT
On a hot August weekend in 1968, The Grateful Dead invaded Los Angeles' Shrine Exhibition Hall and nearly blew the doors right off it. This Grateful Dead T-shirt commemorates that fateful weekend. Songs like Dark Star, St. Stephen, and The Eleven were highlights. The entire Saturday show is captured on the CD Two From The Vault, the second in the Dead's Vault series. >This fashion garment is made from a light-weight, combed cotton thread for a soft feel and comfortable fit.
TIE-DYE T-SHIRT Made of 5.6 oz. heavyweight (before dyeing), 100% cotton garment; 2 needle stitched neck, taped shoulders for strength and comfort.
SIZE Small, TUBE WIDTH 19.5 inches, BODY LENGTH 22.0 inches --- SIZE Medium, TUBE WIDTH 22.0 inches, BODY LENGTH 23.0 inches --- SIZE Large, TUBE WIDTH 23.0 inches, BODY LENGTH 24.0inches --- SIZE XLarge, TUBE WIDTH 25.0 inches, BODY LENGTH 25.5 inches
SIZE 2XLarge, TUBE WIDTH 25.5 inches, BODY LENGTH 26.5 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