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Music obviously exerts a tremendous force on this country.

“Oh yeah, I guess it does; but that doesn’t mean that I oughta carry around the responsibility of being the guy that dispenses our music, you know what I mean? It’s like being the President. I don’t want it. I don’t want the fuckin’ job. I mean I liked it when you could just be a musician; it’s like being an artist and craftsman or something…nobody mobs a cat that makes nice leather clothes or a guy that does woodwork.”
-Garcia

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The band wanted to see what the gold records were really made of, so they took this one apart. Then Jerry decided to see if it would burn, while Bobby held it up for him. -Jerilyn

Photo: Mary Ann Mayer