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

Scott W. Allen

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Synopsis: Aces Back to Back: The History of the Grateful Dead (1965 - 2016) details the Grateful Dead's entire 50-plus year history - through January, 2017 including the development of Dead & Company, making it the most precise and up-to-date account of the Dead's history ever written. Aces Back to Back covers the events leading to the band's inception as well as their complete 30-year reign, and is the only book that recounts the post-Jerry Garcia period: from the death of Garcia on through the various band incarnations that followed: the Other Ones, the Dead, RatDog, Phil Lesh and Friends, the Mickey Hart Band, Billy and the Kids, Furthur, and Dead & Company. Our biography features a Foreword from renowned Grateful Dead lyricist and civil libertarian John Perry Barlow. The cover is drawn by acclaimed poster artist Steve Johannsen (Grateful Dead, Furthur, Gov't Mule) and the interior features 20 original illustrations by Steve and the gifted Lauren Kroutil. Aces Back to Back traces the group's history from their earliest roots (the spring, 1961 meeting of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter) and takes the reader right up to January, 2017. Every vital moment in the Dead's history in-between is covered. The book celebrates the most minute - Weir gets to sing almost all of the songs at two '78 shows in San Diego because Jerry is ill - and doesn't forget the glory: the Acid Tests, the Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, the Wall of Sound, Watkins Glen, the May 8, 1977 show at Cornell, the Egypt concerts, In the Dark, the Deadheads, all 13 studio albums, and so on. All the key players are here, too: Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, Ken Kesey, the Merry Pranksters, Robert Hunter, John Barlow, Bill Graham, Mouse & Kelley, Jerry's guitar history with luthier Doug Irwin, the Mime Troupe, Albert Hofmann, the Family Dog, Winterland, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, et. al. Learn about all of the pivotal moments and important characters in the band's history !! Today, the Grateful Dead's music continues to reverberate within the hearts and souls of their fans - faithful, long-time Deadheads and younger audiences - all drawn to the band's legendary, magical appeal, making Aces Back to Back a must-read for fans of all ages !!  Scott W. Allen wrote for Relix magazine from 1983 until 1992, serving as Senior Writer, columnist ("Fragments"), and feature article writer.  He is a veteran of nearly 250 Grateful Dead concerts, wishes he saw more shows, and taught on the high school and college levels for 28 years. Mr. Allen was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write the essay that accompanies the enshrinement of the Grateful Dead's show on May 8, 1977 at Barton Hall into the National Recording Registry. His work with Relix is preserved in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, where the first 100 issues of the magazine are permanently archived.  "This book is a gift ... it is from Scott Allen, an utterly shameless Deadhead, to the community he has loved for a  longtime."  - John Perry BarlowGrateful Dead

From the Author:                  I am blessed to have received the support of Ice Nine Publishing and John Perry Barlow and I am thankful for that. I worked diligently on this book. This version took me four years to write. I began during the last week of December, 2009 and finished, curiously, during the last week of December, 2013. I wrote from the heart. I didn't engage in any sensationalism or exploitation of the Grateful Dead or Garcia and used the facts as a guide for my narrative.

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Book Description Outskirts Press, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Aces Back to Back is the most comprehensive, fun, fact-filled and up-to-date history of the Grateful Dead ever written - now updated through August, 2014 !! From the band s inception, through the death of Jerry Garcia, and on to their incarnations as the Other Ones, the Dead, RatDog, Phil Lesh and Friends, the Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, and Furthur - a replete history complemented by never-before-penned Grateful Dead stories, anecdotes and tales. Our biography features a Foreword from Grateful Dead lyricist and renowned civil libertarian John Perry Barlow. The cover is drawn by acclaimed poster artist Steve Johannsen (Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, RatDog, Furthur, Gov t Mule) and the interior features 18 original illustrations by Steve and the gifted Lauren Kroutil. In his brand-new, updated 2nd edition, available September 1, Scott has added several new, amazing stories to the Grateful Dead canon, never-before-published tales that add to his already fantastic and exacting account of the Dead s history, which is told from their earliest roots - the spring, 1961 introduction of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter - and detailed right up to the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Connecticut in August, 2014. Few moments in the band s history in-between are missed !! Aces Back to Back celebrates the most minute - Weir gets to sing almost all of the songs at two 78 shows because Jerry is ill - and doesn t forget any of the glory: the Acid Tests, the Sixties, the Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, Watkins Glen, the Wall of Sound, the band s late-career success with In the Dark, the Warlocks shows in 89, the Deadheads, and so on. All the key players are here, too: Dr. Albert Hofmann, Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, the Family Dog, the Mime Troupe, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, Wavy Gravy and the Hog Farm, Tom Constanten, Winterland, lyricists Robert Hunter and John Barlow, Bill Graham, Mouse and Kelley, Betty Cantor-Jackson, Dan Healy, Bill Walton, Jerry s guitar history with luthier Doug Irwin, the Egypt shows, Bob Bralove, John Cutler, et. al. Today, the Grateful Dead s music continues to reverberate within the hearts and souls of their fans - faithful, long-time Deadheads and younger audiences drawn to the band s legendary, magical appeal, making Aces Back to Back a must-read for fans of all ages !! Scott W. Allen wrote for Relix magazine from 1983 until 1992, serving as Senior Writer, columnist ( Fragments ), and feature article writer. He is a veteran of nearly 250 Grateful Dead concerts and has taught on the high school and college levels for more than 25 years. Mr. Allen was commissioned by the Library of Congress to write the essay that accompanied the enshrinement into the National Recording Registry of the Grateful Dead s show on May 8, 1977 at Barton Hall on the campus of Cornell University. This book is a gift . it is from Scott Allen, an utterly shameless Deadhead, to the community he has loved for a long time. It is, in one sense, a historical textbook. Scott understands that the real object of his adoration is not the band, but the Mysterious Creature which sometimes arises between them and the audience, which all of us create and of which each of us should be properly in awe. I hope you will accept this book with the grace in which it s given. As a fairly shameless Deadhead myself, I am grateful for it. - John Perry Barlow, Grateful Dead. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781478719434

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