Ron "Pigpen" McKernan Episode 5: Biting the Hand that Feeds You, Fired from the Band, and Drinking the Dosed Coffee
As Haight-Ashbury devolved from a counterculture mecca to a commodified tourist haven, and the Grateful Dead searched for the perfect sound to complement their continued evolution, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan found that his musical contributions were becoming obsolete. It wasn't long before he had to face the fact that the he was finally losing control of the group he had created.
Grateful Dead Close Down Haight Street For Free Concert, On This Day In 1968 (Live for Live Music)
Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun and American Beauty (Classic Albums)
1967: Grateful Dead visit the Warnecke Ranch (Chalkhill Residency)
Grateful Dead's 'Anthem of the Sun': 10 Things You Didn't Know (Rolling Stone)
Grateful Dead Guide: 1968 - The Firing (Dead Essays)
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