A collection of reminiscences and anecdotes by family, fellow musicians, members of the Grateful Dead, and fans celebrates the life and career of the late Jerry Garcia.
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". . . a fascinating exploration into the life of late legend Jerry Garcia, as told by close friends, relatives, Grateful Dead band mates, and other members of the music intelligentsia."
"This testimonial by people who knew him will be embraced like an extra-long set."
". . . Greenfield renders an unflinching portrait of one of the most prolific and enigmatic figures in American music."
--Steve Silberman, San Francisco Chronicle
". . . a poignant glimpse of a man with extraordinary power who ultimately used that power against himself."
"Regardless of one's opinion of the man and his band, this is a fascinating book. . . . All the bases familiar to fans are touched . . . but Greenfield presents testimonials from people seldom heard at length who knew Garcia long and well. . . . This one is a must."
For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published since his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together, they explore his remarkable life: his childhood in San Francisco, the formation of his musical identity, the Dead's road to rock stardom, and his final, crushing addiction to heroin. Interviews with Jerry's wives and lovers, family members, close friends, musical partners, and cultural cohorts create a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a rock and roll icon and the price of fame.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110688147828
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0688147828
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0688147828
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1996. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Weaving together close to 70 interviews with Jerry Garcia's wives, family, friends, fellow musicians, and other well-known figures in the Grateful Dead scene, Dark Star brings to life one of the most influential and enduring stars in American music. It sheds new light on Garcia's childhood in San Francisco, the formation of his musical identity, the Dead's road to rock stardom, and his final, crushing addiction to heroin.At once an evocative chronicle of Garcia's public and private journey and a fascinating look at why his music and his lifestyle had such a tremendous impact on so many, Dark Star is the full, behind-the-scenes story of the making of all icon, and the price of fame. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0688147828