Re: The Music / The "Family Dog"

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Posted by Jo on August 19, 1999 at 09:22:24:

In Reply to: Re: The Music / The posted by Champ on August 17, 1999 at 04:04:24:

: : Rich,
: : : : : Thank you so much for sharing the picture.

: :
: : : From One Dinosaur to Another,

: : : Here is a URL that shows a picture of the Grateful Dead House. This was one block up the street. I used to work for Bill Graham back in the 60's. He produced all of the first rock shows at the Fillmore Auditorium. I was also a member of the "Family Dog". The Family Dog produced many of the rock shows at the Avalon Ballrom. Unfortunately their web site is being worked on, so there is nothing there at the moment.

: : : Have a great day everyone,

: : : Ayesha

: : Hi Rich,

: : Here is a little blurb about the "Family Dog" from the 1960's. It is so nice to have a kindred spirit. They were the best of times! Ya know, it feels to me as though I am still in it, like it never ended. Just a continuation!

: : All the best,

: : Ayesha
: :
: =+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

: O'Siyo All ---

: Wow! How cool! This whole thread brought back all kinds of memories for me [g]....

: Ayesha, my highschool english teacher lived next door to the Dead for a spell in 'Frisco! :-)
: (I've lost touch with him, I use to go back to school every year on my Harley & "terrorize" his class [he loved it], but he was one of the [Merry] Pranksters or a Digger...I cant remember, and unfortuantly last I've heard, he's succumbed to Alzheimer's)...

: As for myself, I was in a couple garage "biker" bands in Bellingham & No. Los Angeles in the late '70s thru 1980's ("Loser" & "Cretin"), with a style best described as Bluesy Punk/Metal (i.e. Motorhead meets GBH & the Pistols meets
: Blue Cheer meets Leadbelly & early ZZ Top --- does that make sense? hehe)...

: Anyhow, I loved the photo Rich (maybe I missed it, but what did you play? I was "vocalist" & sometime bassist)...
: Did you guys ever play any Skynyrd? ;-)

: I dont know what any of this has to do with LOTM (other than the long hair [g] ), but I love it just the same! :-)

: Heading back to the shadows of
: Mohicanland ----
: (still) "Champ"


Well, guys, (just catching up to reading all of the posts here!) I thought I was the only one with a Blue Cheer record (vinyl, of course) stacked next to my "Golden Road to Unlimited Devotion" 45......what memories and what a time it was! Our "5th sister" lived at 716 (or maybe 714) Ashbury so I do fondly remember the trips over to see her in such an interesting neighborhood (!); with Pig Pen sitting out on the stoop next door (or maybe a door or two up...this was a loooong time ago!) (the GGGGG brain has lost a few cells). Ayesha, great to hear about the Family Dog and Chet Helms and whatnot; after so many years; what do you know about that Wild West show???? Champ; good to read your posts since you're 'just about' still around - (forgot I had ever heard about the Merry Pranksters!!!) Even I was once, and only once on stage playing a bass guitar; it was a trip! Thanks for the memories - meanwhile back to laundry; tv guide reading; dusting; .......
What does this have to do with LOTM: just call us the "frontier" out here...(a breed apart...)


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