25 June 2008,
Price realised USD 62
USD 600 - USD 800
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
A poem entitled Kathy in Ron McKernan's hand, written in blue ballpoint pen on a sheet of lined notebook paper, signed R.C. McKernan and dated '61, 23 lines beginning She makes me feel so warm in the cold, November motorcycle afternoon when she asks me what's wrong. The poem was written to McKernan's classmate at Palo Alto High School, shortly before he dropped out of school. Within a few months he had hooked up with Jerry Garcia, forming the core of the band that would eventually become the Grateful Dead. A partial poem of 9 lines in pencil appears on the verso. 8½x11in.
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