This house was home to Jerry Garcia, Pigpen, Managers Rock Scully
and other associates.
It was also the headquarters of H.A.L.O. which was the Haight
Ashbury Legal Organization.
Band manager Danny Riftkin lived in the basement apartment
and the band lived upstairs.
Riftkin and Camp Avery
It was a popular community center until 1967 when the police
arrested everyone for a very small amount of marijuana which was found on the
premises. Garcia and his girlfriend were out shopping at the time.
In March of 1968, the band performed a farewell
concert from the back of a flatbed truck with power lines attached to the
Straight Theatre. The Grateful Dead Band then moved to Marin County.
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