The Grateful Dead Reader (Readers on American Musicians) by Diana Spaulding
English | July 2000 | ISBN: 0195124707 | 352 Pages | PDF | 23 MB
Here is an exciting collection of writings about The Grateful Dead, offering both classic and hard-to-find essays, reporting, and reviews.
Arranged in chronological order, these pieces add up to nothing less than a full-scale history of the group–from Tom Wolfe's account of the Dead's first performance (at an Acid Test in 1965), to Ralph Gleason's 1967 interview with the 24-year-old Jerry Garcia, to Mary Eisenhart's obituary of the great guitarist. Powerful, incisive, and always imaginative, these selections include not only outstanding writing on the Grateful Dead, but also superb pieces on music and pop culture generally.