Grateful Dead T-Shirt Breaks Record for Most Expensive Rock Tee Ever Sold

The 1967 T-shirt sold for over $17,000 at a Sotheby's showcase last week
Grateful Dead T-Shirt Breaks Record for Most Expensive Rock Tee Ever Sold
Who said hippies don't have money? Last week, some rich-as-hell deadhead made the purchase of a lifetime and bought a vintage Grateful Dead T-shirt for $17,640 USD at a Sotheby's showcase, making it the most expensive rock T-shirt ever auctioned. 

The 1967 T-shirt is a yellow, screen-printed Russell Southern Co. tee — it's one of the first shirts the band ever mass-produced, though it was in limited quantities.

As reported by Defunkd, the shirt was originally owned by Dan Healy, an audio engineer who often worked with the Dead. The logo was designed by Hell's Angel and major 1960s counterculture figure Allan "Gut" Terk, who also made designs for Jefferson Airplane

A 1977 Grateful Dead T-shirt was also sold at the same showcase for $15,120 USD, designating it as the second most expensive vintage rock tee ever sold. That one features the famous "Steal Your Face" skull logo. 

Check out a tweet from the San Francisco Chronicle featuring the record-breaking 1967 tee below.