Does anyone know what the hell this is?
“Death of the hippie” ceremony in sf at the end of the summer of 67?
Skull & Roses came out in October ’71.
Damn, thought I had cracked it with the same answer.
It says “alamy stock photo”.
I’ll go with that for now.
That’s what I did. Everybody can’t do that. World doesn’t work if everyone has my approach towards research.
God, it turned weird in here.
But seriously, what about the Neil Young driving a hearse thing? Kinda looks like him in the back.
You may be right. It would take Time Sheath technology, but you may be right.
I know some people, but not those people.
I actually think it looks like Zacherley in the coffin, he did the intro for them on the 2/14/70 Fillmore East show. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Zacherle
Looks more like a woman to me, but could be. Can’t be the Fillmore show, tho…
Yeah, actually I think it’s this. Good find.
WB BUILDS CASKETS IN GRATEFUL DEAD CLAMOR
CHICAGO – Some record-tape marketing campaigns go too far. The State Street Council of stores here balked when a Grateful Dead campaign included the placement of wooden coffins in a store window. However, the massive…local promotion ended up a smash success, according to branch chief Vic Faraci…
Actual coffins were designed to be used as browser bins in the Ward’s stores. Ward’s…checked out the coffin in the window idea and got a polite veto. Instead, the downtown store utilized a rear Dearborn street window for tombstone-style posters, ghosts and other horror props.
The wooden coffins were utilized as browser bins for all seven Grateful Dead packages throughout Ward’s stores. Mini-cardboard coffins were used as props in at least 22 store windows by other firms…
Best Comment Section on the innertubes. Thank you. COTD.
That is amazing. You are amazing.
Outstanding sleuthing! Those guys have Chicago written all over them – speaking of which – Barney Ross!
Different death of the hippie ceremony…london
Didnt see that skull and roses album cover. Interesting. Gabe is right. Never seen that before. Nice work!
what’s that banner on the wreath? THE BIG ?
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