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Barney Hoskyns, The Observer, June 1996

WHEN THE Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia died last year, a whole era of rock’n’roll seemed to be drawing to a close. Many people assumed this would be the end of Deadhead culture as we knew it - that nomadic lifestyle of stoned kids in mocassins and tie-dyed T-shirts following bands across America in beat-up Volkswagen buses and station wagons. How could it ever be the same without Jerry?

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