This photo by Tom Weir appears of the back cover of Aoxomoxoa. For years, there has been a rumor that the five-year-old Courtney Love was on the back cover of Aoxomoxoa – the girl in the front, sitting next to Pigpen. This story has been repeated so often, it’s become an internet “fact,” supposedly confirmed by David Gans and even mentioned in official Dead writings.
Here’s one site that tells the tale:
(From Grateful Dead Guide deadessays blog spot)
[ed. per Ruppi: that’s NOT Courtney Love next to Pigpen — it’s Stacey Kreutzmann.
here’s the article that reveals all the people on the Aoxomoxoa pic:
What we would do was get up $200 and rent the Fillmore and put on the gig. It was a shoestring operation. The entire show production would be $350. We would make our own posters. A network began to form, of light shows and all, at the same time. Bill Hamm, who was one of the original liquid light show persons, was around doing lights. A production company formed so that we could produce shows. Not that it was all one company (everyone would function as an individual), but in those days everyone would come, and it would fit together as a whole when you got there. There was not a whole lot of consideration given to whether it was part of one company or not. That’s where the original ‘family groove’ came from. It wasn’t just the Grateful Dead, but it was a whole entire scene that began happening around San Francisco. – Dan Healy (Relix Magazine)
Alton Kelly, poster artist
Dan Hicks of the Charlatans and Carmella Skaggs
Ben Van Metre, filmmaker
Photos: Main photo – Tom Weir, all others – Herb Greene