Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead, by Scott W. Allen

By Scott W. Allen

Aces again to again: The background of the thankful useless (1965 - 2014) information the thankful Dead's whole 50-year heritage, during January, 2015, together with the Dead's declaration approximately their historical reunion exhibits in Chicago this summer time, making it the main unique and updated account of the Dead's background ever written.

Aces again to again covers the occasions resulting in the band's inception in addition to their entire 30-year reign, and is the single ebook that recounts the post-Jerry Garcia interval - from the demise of Garcia, and on during the surviving members' incarnations because the different Ones, the useless, RatDog, Phil Lesh and neighbors, the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, and Furthur.

Our biography encompasses a Foreword from thankful lifeless lyricist and well known civil libertarian John Perry Barlow. the canopy is drawn through acclaimed poster artist Steve Johannsen (Grateful lifeless, Furthur, Gov't Mule) and the inner good points 20 unique illustrations via Steve and the talented Lauren Kroutil.

Aces again to again lines the group's background from their earliest roots - the spring, 1961 assembly of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter - and takes the reader correct as much as January, 2015.

Every very important second within the Dead's background in-between is roofed. This e-book celebrates the main minute - Weir will get to sing just about all of the songs at '78 indicates in San Diego simply because Jerry is ailing - and doesn't omit the distinction: the Acid exams, the Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, the Wall of Sound, Watkins Glen, the may well eight, 1977 express at Cornell, the Egypt concert events, at nighttime, the Deadheads.

All the major avid gamers are right here, too; between them: Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, Robert Hunter, John Barlow, invoice Graham, Mouse & Kelley, Jerry's guitar background with luthier Doug Irwin, the Mime Troupe, the kinfolk puppy, Winterland, Augustus Owsley Stanley III.

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