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Grateful Dead Archivist To Speak at Rock Hall

By Rich Heldenfels Published: October 31, 2012

The official word: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a special evening presentation in conjunction with its latest special exhibit, Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip, powered by McIntosh, with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Lemieux will be interviewed on stage in the Museum’s Foster Theater and share various audio and video clips from the Grateful Dead archives and take questions from the audience, as well.

This event is free with a reservation. Seating is limited.  Reservations can be made through the Rock Hall website at or at the Rock Hall Box Office. Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 1.  General public can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 2. This event will also be live streamed on

David Lemieux has been the Grateful Dead's audiovisual archivist since 1999, and the group’s Legacy Manager since 2010. Over the past 13 years, David has produced dozens of CDs and DVDs drawn from the Grateful Dead's extensive archival holdings. Recent productions include the 73-CD Europe '72 box set, and the 18-CD Spring 1990 box set, as well as producing the quarterly 3-CD sets, Dave's Picks, which succeeded the legendary Dick’s Pick’s series. Lemieux holds undergraduate degrees in history and film studies, and a master's degree in film archiving. He currently resides in Victoria, BC, Canada.

For more information on this and other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education and public programs, visit

About Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip, powered by McIntosh
Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip explores the band from a non-linear point of view. Individual sections within the exhibit will be devoted to Grateful Dead as a recording group and a touring band, the fans who devotedly followed them, tapers and fellow travelers (people who were important to the band). It will include finished and working manuscripts for classic songs, handwritten notes from legendary taper Dick Latvala, artifacts from original sound designer Owsley “Bear” Stanley, and promoter Bill Graham’s Father Time robe and Grateful Dead Hotline answering machine.

Art and design have always been closely associated with Grateful Dead, and this exhibit included an unprecedented collection of original artwork that is immediately recognizable from the band’s album covers and posters. It features numerous instruments used by the Grateful Dead over the years, including keyboards, drums, percussion, guitars and elements from the legendary Wall of Sound PA system. The Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California-Santa Cruz has loaned a significant number of items from their extraordinary collection, which opened to the public in spring 2012.


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