Legendary GRATEFUL DEAD historian, BLAIR JACKSON, has given the WALL OF NEWS his blessing to re-visit past issues of his unique GD fanzine, THE GOLDEN ROAD, from the 1980’s. Jackson published 27 issues of this famous magazine quarterly between 1984 and 1993. With his permission, WON will now be presenting select elements from these publications each week for your enjoyment. You will find it quite amazing how relevant this nearly 40-year-old information remains today. This week’s first installment features an in-depth interview of MELVIN SEALS from GOLDEN ROAD #5, released in the Winter of 1985. Enjoy!
SKULL & ROSES PRESENTS
FRIDAY 2/24 – MELVIN SEALS & THE ALLIGATORS – LODGE ROOM – Los Angeles, CA. Music: 8:00 PM
2/14/04 – VALENTINE’S DAY & MERL’S 70TH BIRTHDAY
Merl Saunders & Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia
“Even though he’d suffered a major stroke a few months before, on Merl’s 70th Birthday, love brought him out on the dance floor to share a sweet moment with his dear friend, M.G. Not fade away, indeed.” —SM
PHIL ANNOUNCES FRIENDS
HOT OFF THE PRESS:::: PHIL LESH has Now Released his Lineup of “Friends” for SKULL & ROSES V. In addition to he and son GRAHAME LESH, it includes DUANE BETTS on Guitar, JASON CROSBY on Keys, JOHN MOLO on Drums and – Most Incredibly – the Horn Section and and Vocalists of the TREY ANASTASIO BAND: JENNIFER HARTSWICK on Trumpet, NATALIE CRESSMAN on Trombone, and JAMES CASEY on Saxophone .
Our call for “Unique Interpretations of GRATEFUL DEAD Music” has been answered – Loud and Clear – by the Man himself. Stay Tuned. Much more to follow.