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Joined: Jun 14 2007
They nee to make a movie on pigpen it would to justice

the Pigpen boxset could come with a heavy duty durable iron on of his image for your t~shirt :}

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Joined: Feb 16 2008
Pigpen's greatest hits

I think they should release a Pigpen anthology. Similar to what they did for Duane Allman with the "Skydog retrospective box set".

Joined: Feb 13 2011
Pigpen Photos and film footage

Does anyone out there have any leads on where I can garner any kind of photos or film footage of Pigpen? Basically, I need stuff that doesn't have huge "usage fees" because I'd like to do a documentary on Pigpen and I can't afford to pay a lot for this stuff. Most of the footage, for instance, on You Tube is from "Festival Express," a film with a major distributor. I am also looking for older stuff from the mid-late sixties, any thoughts anyone?

Joined: Jun 23 2007
I always thought that Ron

I always thought that Ron got the nickname because the man could take 2 suitcases into a hotel room and within an hour or two would have it lookig like he had lived there for months!! A path to the door, a path to the bed & a path to the bathroom! He explained it by saying "Just trying to get ORGANIZED" Guess I spent too much time with him! heh heh Certainly left his mark on me & I'm STILL trying to get organized!! Good thing I can create art in mass chaos or I would NEVER get anything done!!
I was just a little kid, but remember that showering was not a priority of his!! He and Jerry were very different that way.... I think Schultz' Pigpen and Ron just had a lot in common! I LOVE AND MISS YOU RON!! Wish we could have cereal together again!! I am old enough to have beer on it now!! Still don't think it would be good! I am so glad that I got to spend so much time with you!!
See you on the other side soon! Hopefully not too soon!!
Peace and LUV, Tofu and Carrots!! ;p

Joined: Mar 25 2009
brother Pigpen

Happy Birthday PIG !As the saying goes only the good die young. Ron you will be forever loved and deeply missed. thank you for all you gave us in your far to short time on earth. you live on in my heart and soul.

nothing left to do but smile smile smile !

Joined: May 9 2009
pigpen era

Pigpen era was great. Lovelight was the song that got me on board.Chinatown shuffle is one of my all time fave songs.
I would love to hear the "pigpen solo" album if anyone has it.
He sure didnt get long to live - but he made one hell of a impact

God bless him...

Joined: May 29 2009
I saw "Pigpen" when the boys

I saw "Pigpen" when the boys played the Filmore back in `70 he rocked the place with a real version of "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and "turn on your Lovelight" i remember it because it was the first time I ever did shrooms.Happy Birthday Ron

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Joined: Jun 19 2007

............Pigpen, for many a fine time. Many a fine, heady time.

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Joined: Jun 13 2007
Bon anniversaire

you're still the MAN!

Joined: Jan 18 2009
".......... like a stingray-on a four dayride....."

I don't check alot of these that often--but-since 67-68 due to older brother and his friends-after the Beatlesand Stones-Cream--all this otherstuff was incredible.The thing that grabbed me from the onset was the songs were more than 3 mins. long! I'm still young at this time-but the "harp" always intrigued me as a kid--then seein Pigpen and hearin him ramble on was cool! This in turn lead my to the blues -where they got it from in the first place.I was lucky to see Pigpen-but only about 4-5 times--east coast shows-joined DEAD HEADS- from the album-all that good stuff! As we all know-well too much- The Dead-and us- were into substances to "heighten" our awareness-Oh-Yeh!! I read a quote-somewhere from Pigpen about this-he said...." I've seen some mean beasts behind Jack Daniels-I don't need no scientific beasts runnin round my brain!!!!!! BLUES MAN!


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