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Jon McIntire, ex-Grateful Dead manager, dies at 70

Friday, February 17, 2012

imageIn 1971 Jon McIntire slipped a notice into copies of the Grateful Dead’s Skull and Roses album that said, “Dead Freaks Unite! Who are you? Where are you? How are you? Send us your name and address and we’ll keep you informed.” And with that, the Deadhead phenomenon was born. Rock music historians have since referred to the note by the Dead’s former manager of the ‘70s and ‘80s as “the liner note heard ‘round the world.” McIntire died of cancer Thursday at his home in Stinson Beach. There’s an obit by Paul Liberatore at the Marin IJ.
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