The Grateful Dead at 50: Memorabilia & History Talk | SF
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California Historical Society | 678 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA
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Founded in 1965, the Grateful Dead were one of the counterculture’s most distinctive, successful, and durable institutions. Widely regarded as a 1960s icon, the shaggy part that stood for the unruly whole, the Dead were also the nation’s top touring act for more than two decades after Woodstock.
From 5:30-6 pm, the California Historical Society presents a showcase of materials related to the Dead, Haight-Ashbury and San Francisco’s 1960s rock ‘n’ roll scene. At 6 pm, they will host a panel discussion.
What accounts for their lasting appeal? Please help CHS answer that question, situate the Dead in their time and place, and celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary with historian and bestselling author Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead archivist Nicholas Meriwether, and Peter Richardson, author of No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead. Dr. Anthea Hartig, California Historical Society Executive Director, will moderate the discussion.