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Grateful Dead Honored in Exhibit

Hall of Fame exhibit opens for induction week April 12.



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    Musician Jerry Garcia was best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead. Garcia was born on August 1, 1942 and died August 9, 1995 at the age of 53.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will pay tribute to the Grateful Dead with its major annual exhibit, "The Long, Strange Trip," during induction week in April.

    The Marin Independent Journal reports the Grateful Dead joins just a few rock legends who have had exhibits in the hall, including U2, the Doors, Elvis Presley and The Who.

    The Hall of Fame curatorial director says they've been in talks with the Marin-based Dead for years to put together an exhibit, and this year, the band finally agreed.

    Among the featured pieces in the showcase will be several iconic instruments, used by the band members in their concerts through the years. But an exhibit for the Grateful Dead would not be complete without a tribute to the loyal fans, the Deadheads.

    The Deadhead section of the exhibit will include a collection of homemade marijuana pipes and other paraphernalia the fans sold in parking lots so they could follow the band on the road.

    The Dead were inducted into the hall of fame in 1994, and disbanded a year later after Jerry Garcia's death. All of the surviving members are still active musicians, performing with various bands.

    "The Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip" opens April 12 and will be open through December.