Why the Grateful Dead Matter

Why the Grateful Dead Matter

Michael Benson


In Why the thankful lifeless topic, veteran author and lifetime Deadhead Michael Benson argues that the thankful lifeless usually are not easily a profitable rock-and-roll band yet a phenomenon valuable to American tradition. He defends the proposition that the thankful lifeless are, in reality, a musical circulate as transformative as any -ism within the inventive historical past of this century and the final. And much more enjoyable than such a lot.

From the road fairs of Haight-Ashbury to the cross-country acid checks with the Merry Pranksters, and from the sound-and-light exhibit on the nice Pyramid at Giza to the ecstatic outpouring of pleasure at Soldier box in the summertime of ’15, the thankful lifeless were on the middle of yankee lifestyles, song, and karmic stream for 50 years. In Why the thankful useless subject, Michael Benson brings all of it again to lifestyles and makes a compelling case for the band’s lasting cultural significance.

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