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funeral deadDoes anyone know what the hell this is?

22 Comments

  1. “Death of the hippie” ceremony in sf at the end of the summer of 67?

  2. Bonnie Lass of Fenario

    December 11, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    It says “alamy stock photo”.

    I’ll go with that for now.

  3. Bonnie Lass of Fenario

    December 11, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    http://media.boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/AUWo4QC-1.jpg

    But seriously, what about the Neil Young driving a hearse thing? Kinda looks like him in the back.

  4. 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.

        http://deadsources.blogspot.com/2012/07/fall-1971-promoting-live-album.html

        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…

      • Bonnie Lass of Fenario

        December 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm

        That is amazing. You are amazing.

  5. Outstanding sleuthing! Those guys have Chicago written all over them – speaking of which – Barney Ross!

  6. Didnt see that skull and roses album cover. Interesting. Gabe is right. Never seen that before. Nice work!

  7. what’s that banner on the wreath? THE BIG ?

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