Courtney Love (then known as Michelle Love Harrison) was one of the people photographed on the back cover of the 1969 Grateful Dead album “Aoxomoxoa“. That’s her below (circled in red) wearing a shawl sitting beneath the trees amongst the roadies and band members.
Her estranged father Hank Harrison was an “amateur acid maker” and briefly served as road manager for The Dead. David Gans, confirmed the rumor that Love was in the photo. He said,
“Courtney Love did in fact appear on the back cover of as a child. Her father was Hank Harrison, one of the band’s road managers in the early days of the Grateful Dead“
Here’s a grainy image of Courtney holding up the Aoxomoxoa cover.
Here’s a photo of a young Courtney that definitely looks like the little girl on the Aoxomoxoa back cover.
Here’s an older Love with her father Hank Harrison.
Hank Harrison wrote a book that was long delayed but finally released in 2008 called “Love Kills: The Assasination of Kurt Cobain.” The title speaks for itself.