The Age of Acid Rock

The Archive has just received a remarkable photographic portfolio gifted to us by the highly esteemed photographic artist Herb Greene. The Age of Acid Rock was produced in collaboration with Palm Press in 2006 and includes 39 gelatin silver prints. Each archivally processed print is titled and signed by the artist. The photographs were all taken between 1966 and 1972 (the classic age of acid rock) and include portraits of musicians, singers, and other cultural figures ranging from Janis Joplin and Grace Slick to British rockers Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart, and from Bill Graham to Rick Griffin and Neal Cassady. The Archive holds a large selection of photographs Greene took of the Grateful Dead over a number of years including ones with Bob Dylan. Greene has published several photographic books including Book of the Dead: Celebrating 25 Years with the Grateful Dead (New York: Delacorte Press, 1990). His work can be viewed at his web site:

To hear Herb Greene speak about his work and to see many of the pieces from The Age of Acid Rock go here.