Today is the 15th anniversary of Jerry Garcia's passing. We look back at The Grateful Dead and heard from listeners. The band was unique in the way they worked to level the playing field for their fans. Takeaway listener, Devin wrote to us from New York:
[The Grateful Dead] had their own ticketing system, which gave preference to more loyal fans; first and only, that I know of, occurrence of a music loyalty program. They encouraged trading of the concert tapes amongst their fans.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.