Publisher: James Hoag
Publication Date: May 25, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
"What a long, strange trip it's been."
Welcome to another in the Legends of Rock & Roll series.
The Legends of Rock & Roll series is about the music we have listened to over the past fifty years. This is a mini-biography of the band The Grateful Dead, but even more importantly, it's about the music that they created; the songs that affected a generation.
The Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era (the last half of the Sixties) and, arguably, one of the most ground breaking bands in the history of Rock & Roll. They gradually increased their fans until hundreds of thousands would show up for a concert. The Grateful Dead are almost single-handedly responsible for keeping the spirit of the Sixties alive through the next twenty years.
This is the story of The Grateful Dead.
This is an unauthorized fan tribute.
Inside you'll find:
Introduction - My feelings about The Grateful Dead in general and a kick-off for the book.
Before The Grateful Dead - An introduction to how the five guys came together to form the band.
Jerry Garcia - A look at the life of Jerry Garcia before The Grateful Dead.
Phil Lesh - A look at the life of Phil Lesh before The Grateful Dead.
Bob Weir - A look at the life of Bob Weir before The Grateful Dead.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - - A look at the life of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan before The Grateful Dead.
Bill Kreutzmann - A look at the life of Bill Kreutzmann before The Grateful Dead.
Acid Tests - "Can You Pass the Acid Tests?"
What's in a Name - How did the Dead come up with the name and what does it mean?
Summer of Love - 1967 was the famous Summer of Love in San Francisco. What part did the Dead play it that?
Mickey Hart Joins the Band - The band gets a sixth member.
"Anthem of the Sun" - How their second album came to be.
“Aoxomoxoa” - The third album. What does it mean and how do you pronounce it?