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Sugar Magnolia music & lyrics

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.

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Deadagonia

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.

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woohoo!

excellent news!

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year of the ox

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!

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Jerry Handprint

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.

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i still have a shirt from 90

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

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Fat Albert and the Junkyard Gang

I remember buying this shirt back when I was in high school, and it was that shirt that always got a conversation started or a high five or a thumbs up, etc. Fat Albert was one of my most favorite cartoons to watch when I was a wee lad, so you can imagine how elated I was when I was shuffling through Hot Topic and found it for sale in the late '90s. Sadly, the shirt met its demise while I was doing yard work with my father; we were cleaning up the yard after a particularly bad storm, and a rather sizeable tree branch snagged it and tore it pretty badly. I was...distraught.

Needless to say, I doubt I'd be able to squeeze myself into it now, but I do miss that shirt.

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yeah, no kidding

it eventually disintegrated, but I loved that shirt.

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Veneta 82

Indian art, way cool.

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Post-Lysergic Corporate Rebranding Blues

I'd like to say that of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most, but once the mind has gone missing, there's nothing left to notice the absence of anything, so instead I'll just say whoops on the swoosh (but that's still how I remember it).

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The T-Shirt I Wish I Still Had