Rock Scully

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Rock Scully (born August 1, 1941) was the manager of The Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985.[1] He is the co-author with David Dalton of the book Living With The Dead.

Living in The Haight before and during the Summer of Love, Scully first saw the band play at one of Ken Kesey's Acid Tests under the name "The Warlocks". He signed on as the band's manager almost immediately. He started to book the band at small local venues like The Fillmore, a place where many bands such as Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service got their start.

After 1967, the Dead started to hit it off big and Scully began to move up in the music industry, even getting the Dead into concerts like Woodstock and the Monterey Pop Festival, although the Grateful Dead performance at Woodstock has never been released reportedly due to Scully's handling of their appearance there, though most believe it was more a result of the rain and electrical problems that occurred during their set.[citation needed] He started getting them record deals with Warner Brothers, and getting tours and albums together.

Personal life[edit]

In 1970, Scully was married to Lady Carolyne Christie, the niece of the Marquess of Zetland. Following the breakup of their marriage, she married Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ralph Gleason Article about Altamont with Rock Scully Quote". Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Mabbett, Andy (2010). Pink Floyd - The Music and the Mystery. London: Omnibus,. ISBN 978-1-84938-370-7. 

External links[edit]

Rock Scully at the Internet Movie Database