Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Exhibit

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to present a major exhibition devoted to a truly unique American rock and roll band, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip. The exhibit will open on Thursday, April 12, as a part of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Week events.

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Joined: Dec 31 2008
Cleveland or SC

Well, that was a very Californian thing to say, marye. Been to Cleveland in the past decade? It is actually a good, fun Midwestern city on a beautiful Great Lake. I am thinking the R&R HOF will be more accessible to the majority of American Deadheads east of the Rocky Mountains. This is not going to appeal to only a younger, new audience.

The HOF is right on Lake Erie with a beautiful view. It is a really good facility with amazing artifacts you are not going to see anywhere else-- part of the Otis Redding plane that ended up in Lake Mendota! One can easily spend the full day in that museum and go back for more the next day. And, as Gr8fulTed said, Cleveland is a fun city with lots to do. I had a great time when we visited the HOF a couple years ago.

While I am sure the folks at UCSC are going to stage a nice exhibit, I believe the longtime professional curatorial staff at the HOF are going to stage a better exhibit. Space-wise it is larger and they have more resources, human and financial (based upon Blair's blog on the archive). I saw a Springsteen exhibit in that space and this will be a blockbuster exhibit for Deadheads to see. And, most of Jerry's custom guitars are there all the time.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
god bless the grateful dead,

band that i love
listen to them,
and groove to them
through the night and the light of the day
from the fillmore
to the avalon
greek, frost, msg, iowa,
god bless the grateful dead
they did it best
god bless the grateful dead
they did it best.

Joined: Jan 13 2010
RnRHoF is worth going to see, GD or not.

I have been there twice (having relatives in Pittsburgh). whether or not you like it, it has a lot of great stuff.

the Sex Pistols called it a "piss stain" (makes me giggle every time I hear that. What a bunch of babies, but it fits the SP image). i disagree. it legitimizes RnR as an art form.

Jerry sent a cut out, but the rest went.

Whatever. The GD aren't pure (but i still love em.) the GD organization sells lots of trinkets and what not (a GD cutting board? GD golf balls? I always cringe when I see that stuff in the almanac or whatever.

If i didn't live in the Seattle area, I would go see the RnRHoF GD exhibit. if it's still there when i go to Pittsburgh again, i'll be there.

everything is for sale.

never been to santa cruz.

did you see that 7/31/74 will soon be available??????? :)))))))))))))))))))))))))))

did you see the article in Rolling Stone magazine about the GD selling trinkets? about ten years to late, RS.

go listen to 2/26/77, and then 2/27/77, and then anything you want from 1969.

carry on...

Joined: Jun 10 2007
Cleveland or Santa Cruz

I never really thought of it before, but I am from the East Coast and have never been to Cleveland. I have been to Santa Cruz more times than I can remember.

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
You're right Mary...

I never thought of the domographics moving like that but, yea, things evlove and take new shapes and direction. I'm sure Jerry would say "Nah..." but the Deadhead just getting on the bus can really cover some mighty old road taking a stroll down memory lane... Not at all a bad thing.

Cleveland or Santa Cruz... can't lose...

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Cleveland's a grate town

Have a good time in Cleveland. It is a diverse city that offers a lot of activities, including the Rock Hall of Fame. FM radio really brought rock n roll up front here.
Check out the lakefront, the metropolitan park system, Indian baseball, Cavalier basketball, Browns football and the many microbrew opportunities.

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Joined: May 26 2007

Your average Deadhead's preferred travel destination: Cleveland, or Santa Cruz?

I think we may be talking different demographics here.

It's okay, the R&R Museum will probably snag some new Heads and get them on the Bus... I mean, look at it this way, we are rapidly reaching a point when the majority of Dead Heads will have been born after 1995. Things evolve. The Golden Road has many side paths...

Joined: Jan 13 2012
Cashing In....casting out.

As I seem to recall they used a life-size cut out of Jerry at the RR HOF induction as the fat man wanted no part....holding true to the way Jerry probably would have wanted it I'd tell the Hall thanks.....but NAH!! I'll listen to my tapes instead!!

Joined: Dec 8 2008
While it would be nice to see

While it would be nice to see all the stuff in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. I'd rather support the efforts going on at UCSC. The music industry has never really been kind to the Grateful Dead or Deadheads plights.
Every once in awhile, the Grateful Dead, becomes a item again. Well it looks like we are there again. Maybe based on Furthur's success.

I am not into supporting people or things, that have shunned me in the past. Yet now they want to put on a display and charge us. Its funny how we get bashed for our lifestyle. Yet, they are always eager to take our monies. Shameless


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