Just a few of my favorite pics, starting with the all-time great: the first five. The only ones you need. The Grateful Goddamn Dead and just LOOK at that picture! It’s from the spring or summer of ’71, after Mickey left, but before Keith and the music they were playing at the time sounded just like this photo looked, mean and stripped down, looking for a fight.

LOOK AT BILLY’S FACE. Guess what happened to the photographer mere seconds after this shot was taken?

And look at Pigpen. 25 year old kid with Obama ears. Dead in less than two years.