Pigpen, San Francisco, 1967
© Bob Seidemann

Pigpen, San Francisco, 1967

By Bob Seidemann
About the image
Pigpen, a.k.a. Ron McKernan, was a founding member of The Grateful Dead. He sang and played organ and harmonica, providing a Blues influence from his upbringing as the son of a Blues disc jockey.  He performed with the band until 1972, when he was forced to resign due to increasing health issues. He was found dead in his home in 1973 from complications due to Crohn's Disease. Notably, he died at 27 years old, the now onminous age at which many famous musicians have succumbed, including his former girlfriend Janis Joplin, and contemporaries Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. 

This picture originally appeared as a large fine art poster in 1967. 

Release Notes:
Photograph created in 1967, printed later. Gelatin silver print. Signed and dated by the photographer in ink on the front and signed and dated in pencil by the photographer with copyright stamp on reverse. Buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity following delivery.

Collector's Notes:
A very small quantity of signed photographs were left in Bob Seidemann's personal archive when he passed away in 2017. Please contact us to request pricing and availability.

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