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 heritage of the thankful lifeless (1965 - 2014) details the thankful Dead's whole 50-year historical past, right through January, 2015, together with the Dead's statement approximately their ancient reunion exhibits in Chicago this summer season, making it the main distinct and up to date account of the Dead's heritage ever written.

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

Our biography includes 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 internal features 20 unique illustrations via Steve and the proficient Lauren Kroutil.

Aces again to Back traces the group's historical past 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 booklet celebrates the main minute - Weir will get to sing just about all of the songs at '78 exhibits in San Diego because Jerry is sick - and does not put out of your mind the respect: the Acid exams, the Haight-Ashbury, Woodstock, the Wall of Sound, Watkins Glen, the may perhaps eight, 1977 convey at Cornell, the Egypt concerts, In the Dark, the Deadheads.

All the foremost avid 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 heritage with luthier Doug Irwin, the Mime Troupe, the kinfolk puppy, Winterland, Augustus Owsley Stanley III.

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