Posted by themusicsover on June 1, 2010
June 17, 1940 – June 1, 2008
Alton Kelley, was a graphic artist who created some of the most iconic images in rock history. Along with partner, Stanley Mouse, Kelly created the “skull and roses” logo for the Grateful Dead. He was also designed or co-designed album covers or posters for such acts as Steve Miller Band, Journey, Jimi Hendrix, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and Quicksilver Messenger Service. He helped launch concert poster as a legitimate art form. Alton Kelley died after a long struggle with osteoporosis at the age of 67.