The Grateful Dead mesmerized generations with their tribal rhythms and uninhibited performances. Through never-before-published interviews with music-industry insiders, Geoffrey Giuliano breaks through the curtain of silence surrounding the band's personal and professional lives to bring you the true story of The Grateful Dead in all its day-glow, mind-bending, colorful ups and downs.More
Music critic and author Geoffrey Giuliano has written full-length biographies on some of the biggest names in rock 'n' roll: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Rod Stewart, and Pete Townsend. He has also recorded dozens of "Rock Documentaries", never shying away from negative material and personal opinions, a penchant that has earned him a somewhat controversial reputation.
In Uncle John's Band, Giuliano traces the lineage of the iconic California band and its evolution in rapid-fire prose, quoting from other biographers as well as playing vintage recordings and interviews. He even incorporates the official announcement of Jerry Garcia's shocking death in 1995 from a member of the Marin County Sherriff's Department.
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Searching for the Sound, My life with the Grateful Dead is hands down the best book about the Dead.
- Andy Emparan