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Dear Editor:Carolyn Sackariason’s “Aspen Underground History 101” only gets a passing grade (“A final toast to the Red O,” March 27). It’s always difficult quoting history from a time before you were here.Given the notoriety of of Dr. Feelgood’s owner Keith Porter, it is natural to think that his ‘head shop’ was the first here. Alas, I fear that she’s wrong. Aspen’s first head shop was located in the back of the building off the Hyman Street Mall that used to house Takah Sushi. It was called “Mothers” and was already here when I arrived as a music student in 1964. Incense was always wafting through the door and the music inside tended to be sitar. It was owned by Roy Rickus who may still be living downvalley – I run into him about once a year.Dr. Feelgood’s was indeed most remembered in the Mill Street Station complex which in 1964 was still Sardy’s Lumber Yard.Jon BuschAspen


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