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Sunday, 4 June 2017

Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar fetches USD 1.9 mn in auction

The late Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia’s guitar “Wolf” was sold for USD 1.9 mn last week, according to the Associated Press. The auction was set up by Guernsey’s and the proceeds are earmarked for the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center. The guitar was previously owned by Daniel Pritzker, a philanthropist, musician and film director who bought the instrument in 2002 for USD 790,000. Wolf is famous for having been played by Garcia everywhere from San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom to the Pyramids in Giza, where the Grateful Dead recorded their live album Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978. Here is a picture of Garcia posing gloriously near the Step Pyramid of Djoser.

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