Monday, November 07, 2005

Famous Deadheads

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Patrick Leahy
the Democrat who professes a love of the Grateful Dead. -Orlando Sentinal
Ann Coulter
"But that is not what Wilson says he found! Thus, his column had the laughably hubristic title, "What I Didn't Find in Africa." (Once I couldn't find my car for hours after a Dead show. I call the experience: "What I Didn't Find in San Francisco.")"
Tucker Carlson
Nancy Pelosi
CBS reports "'Ms. Pelosi is a huge Dead fan,' her spokeswoman said."
She got them (minus Phil) to play at her party following her swearing-in ceremony.
Setlist, pics, reviews, and video of the party
Harry Reid
Quote: "Here, I'll show you the bathroom. This is my prized possession, a signed poster of the Grateful Dead." -Las Vegas Eyes Witness News
Kevin Herbert
Herbert, 42, an early employee of Cisco Systems who says he solved his toughest technical problems while tripping to drum solos by the Grateful Dead -- who were among the many artists inspired by LSD. -Wired
Bill Walton
We knew that Walton eventually would comment on the NBA's new dress code. The only question was how long it would take. Didn't take long. Said Chairman Bill, a long-standing and well-known fan of The Grateful Dead (a Dead Head, to be sure): "I have spent all summer sewing collars on my tie-dyed T-shirts." -
Post Gazette

Brian Bateman
12/29/05 What sporting event or concert would you most like to attend and why?

Bateman: The Grateful Dead. One more time. It's not going to happen but Jerry Garcia epitomized the love of music. I saw the band in Memphis a month before he died. It was right before I graduated college and I was planning to see three or four shows after I graduated but that never happened. Who would be in your dream foursome and why?

Bateman: Jerry Garcia. I don't think he played much golf but just for all the stories.

Pete Carroll
Pete Carroll's lasting football legacy back in Marin County isn't any personal achievement from his championship-studded career...

Carroll's [has a] unique approach to coaching the Trojans. Whether filling in as a scout-team quarterback, instigating practical jokes or jumping fully clothed into a diving pool, Carroll brings a light-hearted approach that is unique to his profession.

But Carroll, 54, has been doing unconventional things like that throughout his life.

College football's most dedicated "Dead Head" has seen the Grateful Dead perform more than two dozen times. He likes to quote Jerry Garcia and his unique attitude as much as anything he's gleaned from coaching mentors like Bud Grant or John Wooden.

"I heard Jerry Garcia say he didn't want to be the best at doing something," Carroll said. "He wanted to be the only one doing that. I kind of liked that."
Jim Irsay
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay also owns Jerry Garcia's Tiger guitar. -Scripps Howard News Service


Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll is the mother of Courtney Love and the daughter of award-winning author Paula Fox.

A lifelong diarist, Carroll always felt she had a story to tell. Her children grew up listening to stories of her time in Catholic school in 1950s San Francisco and her acid trips with Jerry Garcia in Haight-Ashbury in the 1960s. -L.A. Times


Anonymous Ilene said...


Saturday, February 04, 2006  
Blogger r.e.knowlton iii said...

Let's not forget Tucker Carlson as well as Deroy Murdoch or National Review fame.

Even though my poetry can be found here at Blogger, I write a political column at and am writing my Friday June 23rd essay on the Dead. I think you might enjoy it.

Good post and thanks for some of the famous deadhead heads ups.

R.E. Knowlton III

Friday, June 23, 2006  
Blogger Chilly Jackwater said...

Both Al & Tipper Gore are fans. Tipper more so than Al.

Friday, February 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Walter Cronkite is also a known Grateful Dead fan, and has been spotted at Madison Square Garden shows. And That's The Way It Is.

Saturday, October 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Lookinland, formerly Bobby Brady on the Brady Bunch television show, is known to be a fan of the Dead. In an interview, he stated at the Delta Center shows in 1995 that a passerby in the parking lot crowd muttered to him, "looks like Bobby Brady is going on tour", or something to that effect. To which, he replied "Yeah!", I believe. Nice.

Monday, December 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will Arnett..Gob from arrested development. He came out to shakedown street on conan one time

Sunday, April 06, 2008  
Anonymous Wayward Bill said...

Woody Harrelson ~ Talked to him backstage in 1995 in Las Vegas. Check out his myspace: or and see what you think, Democrat or Independent?
How come no Obama Benefit chatter here?

Thursday, September 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phil Jackson. NBA coach

Wednesday, December 10, 2008  
Blogger A Dark In The Light said...

Supposedly Obama's got 'em on his iPod...

Just think: a black man whose first name rhymes with Iraq, middle name is Hussein, and last name rhymes with Osama, who listens to the Grateful Dead, was elected president.


Monday, December 15, 2008  
Blogger Steiger said...

Patrick Volkerding, creator of Slackware Linux, is a famous deadhead.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008  
Anonymous lorenza said...

Worcester mass show. Met a kid refering to himself as whorehey. Any idea who he is around 20 follows the dead with like 10 other people some dogs? Email me if u know

Monday, April 20, 2009  
Blogger Diva said...


Saturday, June 27, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just goes to show with the GD, it is the music, not politics.

Thursday, February 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

William Weld, former REPUBLICAN Gov of Mass, ordered the state flag flown at half-mast when Jerry died.

Monday, January 30, 2012  

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