First Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully dies at age 73

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Rock Scully, the first manager of psychedelic rock band the Grateful

Dead, who helped guide the group from the 1960s to 1980s, has died in

northern California. He was 73.

Scully died on Tuesday in his hometown of Monterey, his longtime

friend Stephen Vagnini said.

He had been suffering from lung cancer, said Vagnini, who had been

helping to arrange a January benefit concert.

Scully began managing the band, recognized for their improvisation and

fusion of genres of country and blues with rock, and helped them

become one of the top touring groups.

The Grateful Dead had a fervent legion of fans known as "Deadheads,"

who would often follow the band on the road.

Credit: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)

Photo: Time

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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