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English Audiences Puzzle The Grateful Dead

Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 6 June 1970

DE GRATEFUL DEAD, Man. Everybody lowered their heads and peered from a dark veneer of mystery at the very mention of the name. An eyeball squinting from a crack in a door; a dark figure scuttling down an alleyway; secretive, enigmatic fans drooling inscrutable drools and weaving in heavy expectation. The Dead. A cryptic, religious chant. At last, the patron saints of a whole esoteric musical phenomenon were to unveil themselves.

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