June 5, 2008

Alton Kelley June 17, 1940 - June 1, 2008

Like others this week, we were sadden to hear of the death of Alton Kelley, one of the original members of Family Dog and an extraordinary graphic artist whose iconic art is so closely connected to the Dead. We’re honored to hold his work as part of the Grateful Dead Archive.

Joel Selvin captured some wonderful, funny reminiscences and personal notes from Alton Kelley about living and making art in 1960s San Francisco. It’s part of Selvin’s “Summer of Love: 40 Years Later” series which can be read at:

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