Grateful Dead Fine Art Print
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Ever the devoted practitioners of their respective instruments, the Grateful Dead are caught here during a session (before their "practices" consisted of simply playing live to thousands of Deadheads night upon night) at a studio space in Sausalito in 1967. Caught around the time their self-titled debut album was released, this image from Summer of Love documenter Gene Anthony shows the original incarnation of the Dead: A young, singing Jerry and pre-jean shorts Bobby Weir in the foreground, with Pigpen, Phil, and Bill holding it down in back. Makes you wonder what song they were playing…

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About Gene Anthony

Thousands of people flocked to the corner of Haight and Ashbury during the Summer of Love, but few saw the unfolding phenomenon as clearly as Gene Anthony did. From his apartment one block up the hill, he witnessed the extraordinary pilgrimage of young people from across the country as they trooped to San Francisco in search of answers, approval and love, and he captured the compelling vignettes through his telling lens. Anthony's photographic talent, subjects and well-deserved acclaim extend far beyond the psychedelic period, but his ability to capture a mood on a face or the essence of an era from a simple street sign was recognized and refined during that time. His photographs have, in turn, become the myriad faces of the Summer of Love.