SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Dancing bears, meet the Banana Slugs. The surviving members of the Grateful Dead are turning over the rock band's archives to the University of California at Santa Cruz.
The archive will hold the band's correspondence and other memorabilia, but not its recordings, longtime band spokesman Dennis McNally said Wednesday.
Ex-Dead guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Mickey Hart will announce a partnership with the university Thursday. The announcement will take place at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, where many of the band's legendary shows were held.
A spokesman for UC Santa Cruz would not comment on the details of the deal ahead of Thursday's planned announcement.
On the Net:
Grateful Dead official site: http://www.dead.net
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.