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Dead reckonings : the life and times of the Grateful Dead

Author: John Rocco; Brian Rocco
Publisher: New York : Schirmer Books, [1999]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection brings together articles, reviews, interviews, and photographs to document the Grateful Dead from their beginnings as '60s avatars of the Haight Ashbury scene to their status as rock and roll entrepreneurs in the '90s.--Adapted from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rocco; Brian Rocco
ISBN: 002864896X 9780028648965 0825671744 9780825671746
OCLC Number: 39658283
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction #1: The transcendent Dead on the fiery hunt --
Dropouts with a mission / Newsweek --
The Grateful Dead / Michael Lydon --
Pieces of "tools from my chest" from Kesey's garage sale / Ken Kesey --
Kesey : a day on the farm / Blair Jackson --
From Naked angels / John Tytell --
Introduction #2: Bob Dylan, Harry Smith, and the Beats in the Dead / John Rocco --
For A.G. / George Kaplan --
Chronicles of the Dead / Rock Scully and David Dalton --
From Woodstock : the oral history / Joel Makower --
Introduction #3: Woodstock & Atlamont : the Gargantua and Pantagruel of Grateful Dead failures / George Kaplan --
Crank up the old victrola : discovering the Grateful Dead's earliest influences / Jason Schneider --
The Dead in the '60s : a history lesson from the BBC / Blair Jackson --
Grateful Dead : acid daze & further ahead / Steve Sutherland --
Playing in the band / David Fricke --
Mourning for Jerry : we haven't left the planet yet / Rebecca G. Adams --
The awakening of the Dead / Charles M. Young --
From Miles : the autobiography / Miles Davis with Quincy Troupe --
From Dictionary of the avant-gardes : Ives, Charles (1874-1954) / Richard Kostelanetz --
This must be heaven : memories of my first show / Blair Jackson --
Performance review of Europeras 3 & 4 by John Cage and a Grateful Dead show / Susan Suntree --
"Tuning in" : Daniel Webster, Alfred Schutz, and the Grateful Dead / Granville Ganter --
Reflections on my years with the Grateful Dead / Merl Saunders with Jim Rosenthal --
Who else would name a foundation for a roadie? / J. Peder Zane --
The Grateful Dead : questions of survival / Richard Tillinghast --
Grateful Dead : 1983-84 New Year's / Paul Grushkin --
Robert Hunter : keeping it alive in '85 / Jeff Tamarkin --
Bill Kreutzmann/Mickey Hart : rhythm devils / Chris Vaughan --
Bonding with the Grateful Dead / George Plimpton --
The Furthur Festival at Shoreline / J.C. Juanis --
From Dictionary of the avant-gardes : Stockhausen, Karlheinz (1928- ) / Richard Kostelanetz --
Introduction #4: Pre-Post-Dead noise, or, a punk look at the Dead / John Rocco --
Recording Built to last : an interview with Garcia / Blair Jackson --
Jerry Garcia : the Rolling Stone interview / James Henke --
Still truckin' / Bill Barich --
From Skeleton key : a dictionary for Deadheads : Pigpen (Ron McKernan) / David Shenk and Steve Silberman --
End of the beginning / Robert Stone --
The dark star burns out / Steve Bloom --
He let his music do the talking / Jon Pareles --
Good-bye for now / Tom Constanten --
The false notes he never played / Ken Kesey.
Other Titles: Life and times of the Grateful Dead
Responsibility: edited by John Rocco ; Brian Rocco, assistant editor.

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This collection brings together articles, reviews, interviews, and photographs to document the Grateful Dead from their beginnings as '60s avatars of the Haight Ashbury scene to their status as rock and roll entrepreneurs in the '90s.--Adapted from publisher description.

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