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Around Town: Palo Alto celebrates new 'sibling city' partnership

Original post made on Feb 20, 2022

In the latest column, news about Palo Alto celebrating its new "sibling city" relationship with Bloomington, Indiana; the 1 millionth COVID-19 PCR test processed at Stanford Medicine and a longtime local Realtor's plans to retire.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 20, 2022, 10:41 AM

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Posted by Brian1
a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2022 at 11:28 am

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How did the Grateful Dead originate in Palo Alto? Jerry Garcia lived in Menlo Park and their first concert that they played was in Menlo Park as the Warlocks (at Magoos pizza). I have never heard of a connection between them and Palo Alto.


Posted by Miriam Palm
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Feb 20, 2022 at 6:53 pm

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Brian, this book by Bo Crane chronicles many of the rock groups that began in Palo Alto, including the Grateful Dead. Ticket To Rock: Palo Alto. You can buy a copy online or perhaps Bell's Books still stocks it.
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It says Garcia lived in Palo Alto. Bill Kreutzman, the Dead's drummer, lived in Palo Alto; I went thru school with him.


Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 22, 2022 at 11:03 am

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Greenmeadow neighborhood lore says they practiced in a garage here.


Posted by Spectator at Large
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Feb 22, 2022 at 12:42 pm

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Many connections between PA and the Dead. Ron (Pigpen) McKernan went to Jordan and Paly as did Bill K. Bill Was a member of the Legends which mostly consisted of ‘64 Paly boys. They used to practice near my house in Green Gables Neighborhood. The Dead performed at the Top of the Tangent which was a folk club on “the circle” downtown in various genres including a jug band prior to forming up as the Grateful Dead. Brian is right about the name Warlocks before they changed their name to the Grateful Dead. The Dead’s roots run deep in Palo Alto.


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