A treasure trove of memorabilia, photos and writings, the Grateful Dead Family Album is both a candid family history of one of America's most enduring rock bands and a priceless time capsule of '60s rock culture and counterculture. Filled with anecdotes and never-before-seen photos of the most famous personalities of the time, compiled by a band insider.
The long strange trip continues -- for the 30th anniversary of the original publication, author Jerilyn Lee Brandelius presents the timeless story about one of the greatest bands to ever walk this earth.
For countless fans in the USA and around the world, the Grateful Dead are more than a rock band. They're a way of life. Like no other musical group of the time, the Dead helped define the Sixties, a time of endless explorations of love, revolution. and, of course. rock and roll.
Attention: Dead Heads, rock fans, thrill seekers, the just plain curious. Not just another narrative or chronology, the Grateful Dead Family Album is an intimate, elaborate scrapbook, a celebration painstakingly assembled from the private memorabilia of the Grateful Dead's extended family, band members, relatives,
working associates, and friends.
Compiled by Jerilyn Lee Brandelius with the cooperation of the Grateful Dead, this panoramic assemblage explores the flip side of the Grateful Dead phenomenon--what the years have looked like from the other side of, and away from the stage. It is a time capsule of three unforgettable decades, filled with histories, anecdotes, testimonials, fragments, artifacts, poems, souvenirs, and, of course, hundreds of unique photographs.
With cameo appearances by Janis Joplin, Ken Kesey, The Who, Francis Ford Coppola, Joseph Campbell and others ... and unique perspectives on the greatest moments in the life of the Dead--from the early Acid Tests and whirlwind years of worldwide concert tours, to the musical pilgrimage to the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and the ''Alone and Together" tour with Bob Dylan ... this is the collection of collections, the book that gives you the group's own words and pictures and
lets you reminisce, revel, and rock.