Ramrod

Ramrod

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Dubbed "the heart and soul of the organization" by Grateful Dead singer/guitarist Bob Weir, Lawrence "Ramrod" Shurtliff was the essential cog that kept the band going for more than a quarter century -- initially hired as the Dead's tour driver, he eventually presided over their sprawling counterculture enterprise, guaranteeing they remain true to their flower-power ideals despite their massive commercial prosperity. Born April 19, 1945, in Montana, Shurtliff spent the majority o... Read more

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