December 23, 2014
I note the passing of Rock Scully, Earlham ’63, whose obituary appeared a few days ago in the New York Times. He was an alumnus I never met, alas.
Scully was a long-time manager of the Grateful Dead. The Dead’s website, the obituary tells us, “praised Mr. Scully’s ‘central sweetness.’ It went on to say that if he conned you, ‘it was almost always in the service of a higher ideal and for the best of reasons.'”
In a statement, Bob Weir (core member of the Dead) said of Rock Scully: “His mischievous sense of adventure made him a perfect candidate for the position of manager for a band with similar sensibilities and and an equally similar disregard for the way things were supposed to be done.”
Sounds like an Earlhamite to me.