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Grateful Dead Signed Skull And Roses Album Jerry Garcia Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan Phil Lesh Bob Weir Billy Kreutzmann Autograph ITEM SOLD
The classic Grateful Dead live double album known as "Skull And Roses". It has been signed on the inside gatefold photo by all five members in blue ballpoint or biro pen: Jerry Garcia, Billy Kreutzmann, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan. The signatures were acquired by collector John Morgan of New York, who collected in-person autographs for more than forty years. He acquired the signatures at the Navarro Hotel in New York. The photo of the band that graced the inside of this iconic Dead album was taken by renowned photographer Bob Seideman on August 11, 1971. The signatures are large, bold and about as clear as they ever bother to write. Some smudging at signing evident, particularly on Phil and Billy's. Adding to the rarity of this piece is that Pig Pen signed his full name as well as his nickname in parentheses. The album cover shows many signs of wear, some major seam splitting. The album had been stored closed for decades, so the photo and signatures are very well preserved. Both vinyl LPs are included, and show some scratches, but certainly appear playable. Only one paper inner sleeve, but the original, unused Grateful Dead sticker is still intact. A must for any true Dead Head, it doesn't get much better than this. As I have yet to master the art of uploading multiple images, I will gladly send further scans if needed. I acquired a signed copy of the "Steal Your Face" album, also signed on the inner gatefold. I have scans of that for comparison purposes also.