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Jerry Garcia and Elvis Costello: Strange Bedfellows

Mark Rowland, Musician, March 1991

AS EVERYONE knows, Grateful Dead fans come in all sorts and sizes — including one Elvis Costello. And so, when Musician got the idea of putting him together with the Dead's eminence grise, Jerry Garcia, Elvis took a detour on his way to Los Angeles, where he's putting finishing touches on a new album, Mighty Like a Rose, to San Francisco, where the hardest-working band outside of show show business had recently played their ritual New Year's Eve show. 

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