Friday, February 17, 2012

RIP John McIntire - Grateful Dead Manager

(photo credit Mercury News)

He managed the band through interesting phases- during the making/touring of Workingman's Dead and American Beauty (early 70's) and then again through the mid '80's which saw In The Dark and the success of Touch of Grey.

He has passed away from cancer at his home in Stinson Beach, CA. Stinson Beach on yesterday (Thursday Februrary 16th, 2012) due to cancer.

He was said to have created the following note which was included with Skull & Roses and is credited as beginning the longstanding Grateful Dead newsletter community/family (no doubt partially responsible for Grateful Dead Tickets - independently providing tickets directly through the mail to the Grateful Dead community for many years through the 80s and 90s).

RIP Jon McIntire

(photo credit


Dave Frank said...

Thanks for the great article and for your ongoing work on the GD:) You may DIG this in-depth master class on the original Dark Star. It focuses on the improv concepts used by the boys to create their masterpiece..

Blessings and keep swingin!

Dave Frank
Director, Dave Frank School of Jazz

GDmike said...

Dave - yes, in fact I have seen this very video and did link to it in my review of the song Dark Star last month.