9780688147822

Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia

Greenfield, Robert

ISBN 10: 0688147828 / 0-688-14782-8
ISBN 13: 9780688147822
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
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.

Review:
". . . 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."
-- Billboard

"This testimonial by people who knew him will be embraced like an extra-long set."
--Playboy

". . . 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."
--Boston Globe

"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."
--Booklist

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Review:
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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