Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead (1965 - 2013)

Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead (1965 - 2013)

Scott W. Allen


Aces again to again: The historical past of the thankful lifeless (1965 - 2014) details the thankful Dead's complete 50-year historical past, right through January, 2015, together with the Dead's statement approximately their historical reunion indicates in Chicago this summer time, making it the main targeted and updated account of the Dead's heritage ever written.

Aces again to Back covers the occasions resulting in the band's inception in addition as their whole 30-year reign, and is the one publication that recounts the post-Jerry Garcia interval - from the demise of Garcia, and on throughout the surviving participants' incarnations because the different Ones, the useless, RatDog, Phil Lesh and associates, the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, and Furthur.  

Our biography contains a Foreword from thankful lifeless lyricist and popular civil libertarian John Perry Barlow. the canopy is drawn by way of acclaimed poster artist Steve Johannsen (Grateful lifeless, Furthur, Gov't Mule) and the inner features 20 unique illustrations by way of Steve and the talented Lauren Kroutil.

Aces again to Back traces the group's heritage 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 historical past in-between is roofed. This publication celebrates the main minute - Weir will get to sing just about all of the songs at '78 indicates in San Diego because Jerry is sick - and does not omit the honour: the Acid exams, the Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, the Wall of Sound, Watkins Glen, the may perhaps eight, 1977 exhibit at Cornell, the Egypt concerts, In the Dark, the Deadheads.

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

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