Palo Alto rock and roll landmark(s)

 

In this alley, roughly 60 years ago, Jerry Garcia, playing a banjo, first met Bobby Weir, to form the Grateful Dead:

The former Dana Morgan music is now a Georgian restaurant

 

And here, on Bryant Street in Palo Alto, California, USA, someone painted part of a bike bridge pink, which some other people believe is a tribute to the British rock band Pink Floyd:

 

Sources:

  1. Bo Crane; author, “Ticket to Rock: Palo Alto”; (Paly ’69);
  2. Ken Joye; resident, bicycle activist; 
  3. mayor Tom Dubois; self-described fan of Pink Floyd;
  4. Elise DeMarzo; City of Palo Alto;
  5. Steve Cohen; Gunn ’82; Stanford ’86;
  6. Eric Cohen, MFA;
  7. realtor Ken Morgan (by phone; per his brochure, website);
  8. resident at 2951 who built and is selling a $5.3m house “near the Pink Floyd bridge”.
  9. Sylvie Simmons, author and artist;
  10. man from Seattle who likes the Dead and was here with his son who attended Stanford baseball camp; although, actually we met in front of Coupa on Ramona, not Bryant;

    Guy from Seattle at 536 Ramona sic

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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