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“Wavy Gravy”, “Pigpen”, “The Crazy Postman”, and other Nicknames from the Grateful Dead

Jun 13th, 2016

“Wavy Gravy”, “Pigpen”, “The Crazy Postman”, and other Nicknames from the Grateful Dead

While recently reading the new book “Deal” by Bill Kreutzmann, one of the drummers for the Grateful Dead, the first 100 pages of the book are replete with nicknames. Although I’m sure unintentional, Bill’s story reinforces both the power and the popularity of nicknames in American music and pop culture. The first time I saw the [...]

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