Grateful Dead Fan Club - 1967

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This design was used to promote the Grateful Dead Fan Club. The central design is a photo collage of the Dead in their very early years. The poster promises such things as pictures, bumper stickers, interviews, and secrets, as well as personal answers to fan mail and discounts on Pig Pen t-shirts - all for only $1!

 

 

According to Dennis McNally, “The Dead's promotional vehicle was a mimeographed newsletter, The Olompali Sunday Times, sent out to about 150 members." There were only two issues published, in April and May 1967. The first issue included details of the recording of their debut album and single, "Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion," which had been in the #1 spot in San Francisco radio rotations for three weeks, overall sales of 50,000 copies of the album which had only been out for a month, and “Personalities and Band Secrets:”

 

 

PHIL - reads extremely fast...energetic!...played bass only as long as he's been in the band...quick mind...doesn't bleach his hair...
BILL - sleeps alot...eats alot...digs jazz drummers...has a shiny new mustang...not quiet at all...business minded...used to sell wigs...giggles a lot...
JER - talented...has alot to say...digs girls...very open...loves orange juice...tells the best stories...warm...hates dishonesty (they all do)...owns a pedal steel guitar...Leo...
PIG - rides a BSA...walks around the house in strange outfits...has a bright red bathrobe...sings Blue Danube in the shower...washes his hair alot...afraid of bees, but he's not afraid of mice...kind...plays blues on the guitar boss...
BOB - on Zen macrobiotic diet...super nice guy...got A's in school...got kicked out of 7...nickname Mr. Bob Weir Trouble...

 

 

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