Were You a “Dead-Head?”

Written by Rebeka Knott

If you were a dead-head, that means you were an uber-fan of the Grateful Dead! The Grateful Dead was a psychedelic rock band from yesteryear that emerged in 1965 during the counterculture era. They were known for their unique, eclectic style of music ranging from rock, jazz, country and folk, to bluegrass, blues and reggae.

Dead-heads were self-proclaimed die-hard fans and groupies of the Grateful Dead. They followed the band and their successes as well as physically following them from concert to concert.

In the 1970’s, dead-heads began to be known for wearing and selling tie-dyed t-shirts as well as other items, including veggie burritos, at concerts … yes, veggie burritos. This, being a way to raise money to continue to follow the band.

Jerry Garcia has long been known as the “front man” of the Grateful Dead. Although he has since passed on, his legacy continues to live.