Grateful Dead BEARS (origin, idea behind)?

Grateful Dead BEARS (origin, idea behind)?

Postby high time loser » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:32 am

Just wondering what's up with the Grateful Dead bears, the ones on many shirts and other merch.
What is the idea behind it and the origin?
The only conclusion I can come up with is that a lot of dead heads used to take their small children to shows and parking lots and maybe it was a way of keeping the kids happy and amused?
Maybe I'm wrong.
Maybe I'm a poser for not knowing about the bears. :oops:
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Re: Grateful Dead BEARS (origin, idea behind)?

Postby waldo041 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:48 am

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Re: Grateful Dead BEARS (origin, idea behind)?

Postby jdsmodulus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:51 am

Really? :shock:
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Re: Grateful Dead BEARS (origin, idea behind)?

Postby ugly rumor » Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:59 am

Old early 60s record albums by one company-I can't remember who, but it could have been Warner (my albums are still in Virginia, I'm currently in Colorado)-had a series of five bears in a row as a logo on the record and/or cover. Someone just took those same bears and made them dance. The originals just stood in a line, facing the right.
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