Sunday, August 9, 2020

Grateful Dead: Take Five

1. The name Grateful Dead comes from folklore.  The spirit of a deceased person bestows benefits on the one responsible for his burial. Usually, it's a traveler who encounters the corpse of a debtor not given proper burial.
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Breton Folktales: The Grateful Dead and the Man of Honour
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2. Ben & Jerry's has an ice cream flavor called Cherry Garcia, named after their guitarist. Garcia donated the royalties to his favorite charities. 

3. Jerry Garcia also had lines of shirts and ties. His ties have been seen on people as influential as Bill Clinton and Al Gore.
Bill Clinton wearing a Jerry Garica necktie

4. At the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, the Dead played a set in between The Who and Jimi Hendrix.
5. They also played at Woodstock on the second day between Canned Heat and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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