One of my all times was a group dancing on the front with "the kids they dance and shake their bones" and the back was skeletons dancing with "ashes to ashes they all fall down." Faded to threads I wore it so much. Still have the Memorex "Is it live or is it Dead"? shirt.
Never owned the shirt, but one of my favorites from the parking lot.
In the background, Jerry & the boyz jamming away with hippies dancing around the stage. In the foreground, Captain Kirk, Spock, & Bones. Bones is holding a Tricorder and stating,
"THEY'RE DEAD, JIM!". God, I wish I had purchased that one.
At Winterland, there was a table set up selling t-shirts that were obviously handmade. I don't remember how much they cost, maybe $5.00, but I distinctly remember thinking "that would be my gas money home". I have always thought that was a missed opportunity.
"Is Live or is it DEAD!!! A play on the Memorex ad. And the Bart Simpson t-shirt from 1990 is one I'd like to own. Halloween 1984 is another one I'd like to replace. How about the "From Egypt with Love" that was on dead.net a few years ago. And finally the one shirt I missed out on and regret it to this day the "Play Dead SYF" L/S t-shirt. Dead t-shirt is art itself. As always Play DEAD & Happy Monday, Deadland
While window shopping in downtown Chicago in the mid-80s, I came upon a small women's boutique called Sugar Magnolia, on Oak Street. They sold pretty feminine things (not particularly hippie-ish), but at the counter, under glass, they had plain white t-shirts (women's cut back when that was rare for a music tee) with the music & lyrics to "Sugar Magnolia" printed in black. The song started on the front and continued on the back.
I have a favorite photo of myself in that shirt with a handful of girlfriends at the JFK Dylan & Dead show in 1987. I wore it endlessly for many years until it got to be as thin and as fragile as tissue paper... and then I slept in it for another few years. Got to the point where washing it was sure to make it disintegrate. Even so, I regret letting it go.
Sadly, the store closed recently after being in business for close to 40 years. Have never seen that shirt anywhere else.
Had the same shirt Lopezz. It was one of my favorites. As well as the Air Garcia shirts. With an airborne Jerry with Guitar in hand.
hello, im supposed to be getting 7 or 8 of those t-shirts, unworn, from tim harris's attic, hes getting up there in age as we all are, but ive been in correspondence with him for about a year and a half now, and he is supposed to send me this big box of those shirts, and then the last of the original all-access backstage pass, t-shirts, with the lanyards and backstage passes to match, (supposed to sign all the passes for me), hes not doing this for free, as i wouldnt expect him to, but hes doing it for quite a good deal. i think he has some other things hes looking to get rid of, a bunch of old stuff, one of those j. garcia wetsuits, id have to checkout some of our emails, in fact im going to send him one now, its been like a month or two. anyway, if and when he gets around to it, ill hit you up! peace!
I also had the Jerry handprint, white ink on blue shirt. It was designed and made by a guy named Ken (I think) - I remember what he looked like but might have the name wrong) - who lived in Berkeley. This was about 1979 or so . . .
Now that you mention it, I wonder where mine is too? I have a stack of old shirts but just went to look and that one isn't here.
i still have a shirt from 90 summer tour. hand drawn with dates on the back and bears dancing all over it. The fabric is so thin now i don't dear to wear it just hangs on the wall reminding me of one of the best summers of my life....gone are the days