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A Grateful Dead Bookshelf : Books About the Grateful Dead and Deadheads

This is a selection of books that are about the Grateful Dead or deadheads or that include chapters about the Grateful Dead or deadheads. The list is not intended to be comprehensive.

The books are organized by subject. Use the subject index below to jump to a required section or just scroll down the page. Further information about most of the books is available via the 'info' button.

Additions and corrections are welcome


Related discography pages:
Grateful Dead songbooks
San Francisco sixties music books
Source and reference books
Record label bibliography




Subject index : The Grateful Dead | Jerry Garcia | Robert Hunter | Bob Weir | Pigpen | Bill Kreutzmann | Mickey Hart | Phil Lesh | Tom Constanten | John Barlow | Bruce Hornsby | Posters/art | Photographs | Fiction | Poetry/Lyrics | Art work/Comics | Deadheads | Tapes/set list guides | Folk tales/myths | Kids | Recipes | Business | Miscellaneous | Music reference

Grateful Dead

Biography/history/critical writing/interviews

info The Book of the Dead: The Grateful Dead, England '72, Danae Brook, 1972
info The Dead Book: A Social History Of The Grateful Dead, Hank Harrison, 1973?
info The Dead, Hank Harrison, 1980
info Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stopped, Blair Jackson, 1983
info Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads, P. Bassett, C. Bassett, J. Grushkin , 1983
info Truckin' With The Grateful Dead To: Egypt, Robert Nichols, 1984
info Playing in the Band : An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, David Gans, 1985
info The Grateful Dead Family Album, Jerilyn Lee Brandelius, 1989
info The History Of The Grateful Dead, William Ruhlmann, 1990
info Built To Last: Grateful Dead 25th Anniversary Album, Jamie Jensen, 1990
info Conversations With the Dead : The Grateful Dead Interview Book, David Gans, 1991
info Aesthetics Of The Grateful Dead, David Womack, 1991
info Masters Of Rock #6: Grateful Dead, 1991
info Sunshine Daydreams: A Grateful Dead Journal, Herb Greene, 1991
info One More Saturday Night: Reflections With The Grateful Dead, Dead Family....., Sandy Troy, 1991
info Goin' Down The Road: A Grateful Dead Traveling Companion, Blair Jackson, 1992
info Aces Back To Back: A Guide To The Grateful Dead, Scott Allen, 1992
info The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Adrian Hall, 1993
info Skeleton Key : A Dictionary for Deadheads, David Shenk, Steve Silberman, 1994
info Dead Days : A Grateful Dead Illustrated History, Herb Greene, 1994
info Living With the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus With Garcia and the Dead, Scully/Dalton, 1995
info The Grateful Dead Story: What a Long Strange Trip, Geoffrey Giuliano, 1996
info The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads, An Annotated Bibliography, Dodd/Weiner, 1997
info Dead To The Core: An Almanack of the Grateful Dead, Eric F. Wybenga, 1997
info The American Book of the Dead : The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia, Oliver Trager, 1997
info Grateful Dead (Pop Culture Legends), Sean Piccoloi, 1997
info Access All Areas : Backstage With the Grateful Dead, Gary Lambert and Timothy Harris, 1998
info Dead Reckonings : The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead, John Rocco (Editor), 1999
info Perspectives on the Grateful Dead : Critical Writings, Robert G. Weiner (Editor), 1999
info Sweet Chaos : The Grateful Dead's American Adventure, Carol Brightman, 1999
info What A Long, Strange Trip, Stephen Peters, 1999
info The Grateful Dead Reader (Readers on American Musicians), Dodd/Spaulding, 2000
info Dead Letters Inaugural Issue, Editor: Nicholas Meriwether, 2001
info Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg, October 2002
info A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, Dennis McNally, 2002
info Home Before Daylight: My Life On the Road with the Grateful Dead, Steve Parish / Joe Layden, 2003
info Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip, 2003
info Grateful Dead Day Planner , 2004
info The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David G. Dodd, 2005
info The Grateful Dead Spinner Book, Bob Moog, 2006
info Grateful Dead Gear: All the Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions, 1965-1995, Blair Jackson, 2006
info All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon, Nicholas G. Meriwether (Ed.), 2007
info The Grateful Dead and Philosophy, Steve Gimbel (Ed), 2007
info One Hundred Things I'll Miss About Grateful Dead Land, Christine, M. Dunne, 2007
info The Grateful Dead: Popular Rock Superstars of Yesterday and Today, Kenneth McIntosh, 2007
info You Can't Always Get What You Want, Sam Cutler, 2008
info Grateful Dead 365, Holly George-Warren, 2008
info Grateful Dead Scrapbook (Standard and deluxe editions), Ben Fong-Torres (text), 2009
info Grateful Dead: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been, Michele C. Hollow, 2009
info Relix: The Book: The Grateful Dead Experience, Toni Brown, Lee Abraham, Ed Munson (Eds), 2009
info The Grateful Dead in Concert: Essays on Live Improvisation, Jim Tuedio and Stan Spector (Eds), 2009
info Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead, David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan, 2010
info Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail, Paul Grushkin (Ed), 2011
info Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead, Barry Barnes, 2011
info Tangled Up In Tunes: Ballad Of A Dylanhead, Howard F. Weiner, 2012
info Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead, Gene Sculatti, 2012
info Reading The Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey, Nicholas G. Meriwether (editor), 2012
info Dancing with the Dead: A Photographic Memoir, Rosie McGee, 2012
info Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation, David Malvinni, 2013
info Studying the Dead: The Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus, An Informal History, Nicholas G. Meriwether (editor), 2013
info Grateful Dead FAQ: All That's Left To Know About The Greatest Jam Band In History, Tony Sclafani, 2013

Chapters about or references to the Grateful Dead in wider ranging publications

info The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968
info The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe, 1968
info The Hippies, Burton H. Wolfe, 1968
info Outlaw Blues: A Book of Rock Music, Paul Williams, 1969
info Rock And Roll Will Stand, Greil Marcus (Ed), 1969
info The Age Of Rock: Sounds Of The American Cultural Revolution, Editor: Jonathan Eisen, 1969
info Electric Tibet : The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco Rock Scene, James Doukas, 1969
info Alphabeat: Who's Who in Pop, 1969
info Fillmore East & West, James A. Hudson, 1970
info Goldstein's Greatest Hits: A Book Mostly About Rock'n'Roll, Richard Goldstein, 1970
info The Age Of Rock 2: Sights And Sounds Of The American Cultural...., Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970
info Altamont: Death of Innocence in the Woodstock Nation, Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970
info Guitar Years: Pop Music from Country and Western to Hard Rock, Irwin Stambler, 1970
info Rock Beyond Woodstock, Michael Ross, 1970
info Rock Folk, Michael Lydon, 1971
info The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, Ken Kesey, Paul Krassner (Eds), 1971
info It's Too Late To Stop Now: A Rock and Roll Journal, Jon Landau, 1972
info Playboy's Music Scene, 1972
info The Rock People: Interviews With 13 Top Stars and Groups, Bud Scoppa, 1973
info Turn It Up! (I Can't Hear the Words : Singer/Songwriters Then & Now), Bob Sarlin, 1973
info Dream Telepathy: Experiments In Nocturnal ESP, 1973
info Trips: Rock Life In The Sixties, Ellen Sander, 1973
info Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock And Other Pop Music, 1967-1973, Robert Christgau, 1973
info The Rolling Stone Rock 'N' Roll Reader, Editor: Ben Fong Torres, 1974
info In Their Own Words, Bruce Pollock, 1975
info West Coast Story, Rob Burt & Patsy North, 1977
info The Sixties : The Decade Remembered Now, by the People Who Lived It Then, 1977
info Summer Of Love: Haight Ashbury At It's Highest, Gene Anthony, 1980
info Pourin' It All Out: An Insider's View of the Rock Scene, Jay Saporita, 1980
info Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years, Robert Santelli, 1980
info Cuts: From A San Francisco Rock Journal, Debora Hill, 1981
info The Book Of Rock Lists, Dave Marsh, Kevin Stein, 1981
info Rock Odyssey: A Chronicle of the Sixties, Ian Whitcomb, 1983
info The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 1985
info San Francisco Nights : The Psychedelic Music Trip 1965-1968, 1985
info San Francisco Rock: The Illustrated History of San Francisco Rock Music, Jack McDonough, 1985
info Stairway to Heaven: The Spiritual Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Davin Seay, Mary Neely, 1986
info 20 Years Of Rolling Stone: What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1987
info Sound System Engineering, Don Davis, Carolyn Davis, 1987 (revised 1997)
info My Life As A Gal, Alice Kahn, 1987
info Rock Music in America, Janet Podell (Ed), 1987
info Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll, David P. Szatmary, 1987
info Rock and Roll 1955-1970, Richard Carling, 1988
info The Map: Rediscovering Rock and Roll: A Journey, Paul Williams, 1988
info Off The Record: An Oral History of Popular Music, Joe Smith, 1988
info Rock Musical Styles: A History, Katherine Charlton, 1988
info What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: A Hippy's History of the 60's and Beyond, Lewis Sanders, 1989
info Rock Lives, Timothy White, 1990
info On the Bus: Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters..., 1990
info Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, Joe Stuessy, Scott D. Lipscomb, 1990
info Ringolevio, Emmett Grogan, 1990
info Haight-Ashbury Flashbacks, Stephen Gaskin, 1990
info The San Francisco Oracle (Facsimile Edition), 1990
info Don't You Want Somebody To Love: Reflections On The San Francisco Sound, Darby Slick, 1991
info Masters Of Rock #7: Psychedelic '60s, 1991
info The Art of Rock and Roll, Charles T. Brown, 1992
info The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Clinton Heylin, 1992
info Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties and Beyond, 1992
info Monterey Pop, Joel Selvin, 1992
info Bill Graham Presents, Bill Graham, Robert Greenfield, 1992
info The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture, Sheila Whiteley, 1992
info Companies With A Conscience: Intimate Portraits Of Twelve Firms That Make A Difference, 1993
info Rage & Roll : Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock, John Glatt, 1993
info The Death of Rock 'N' Roll: Untimely Demises, Morbid Preoccupations ...., Jeff Pike, 1993
info Takin' It To The Streets: A Sixties Reader, Alexander Bloom, Wini Breines (Editors), 1994
info The Summer Of Love, Joel Selvin, 1994
info Music Grooves : Essays and Dialogues, Charles Keil, Steven Feld, 1994
info Adolescents and Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Jonathan S. Epstein (Editor), 1994
info Pioneers Of Rock & Roll: 100 Artists Who Changed The Face of Rock, Harry Sumrall, 1994
info Nothing But Net: Just Give Me The Ball And Get Out Of...., Bill Walton, Gene Wojciechowski, 1994
info Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond, Gene Santoro, 1994
info Adolescents and Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Jonathon S. Epstein, 1994
info The Fillmore East : Recollections of Rock Theater, Richard Kostelanetz, 1995
info Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, Robert Palmer, 1995
info Psychedelia: The Long Strange Trip, Martin Huxley, 1995
info The Answer Is Always Yes, Paul Foster, 1995
info An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, Oliver Sacks, 1995
info Rock and Roll: A Social History, Paul Friedlander, 1996
info San Francisco : The Musical History Tour, Joel Selvin, 1996
info Kaleidoscope Eyes : Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s, Jim DeRogatis, 1996
info Rock and Roll: A Social History, Paul Friedlander, 1996
info Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock, Theodore Gracyk, 1996
info 45 Profiles in Modern Music, Linda R. Churchill and E. Richard Churchill, 1996
info Beneath the Diamond Sky : Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970, Barney Hoskyns, 1997
info Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis, John Covach, Graeme M. Boone (Ed), 1997
info I Want to Take You Higher, Parke Puterbaugh, James Henke, 1997
info Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll, Mikal Gilmore, 1998
info My Vita, If You Will: The Uncollected Ed McClanahan, Ed McClanahan, 1998
info Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists....., Robert Christgau, 1998
info Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977, James Miller, 1999
info Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll, Ben Fong-Torres, 1999
info Guitar World Presents Classic Rock, Editors: Jeff Kitts, Brad Tolinski, Harold Steinblatt, 1999
info The Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Editor: Clinton Heylin, 1999
info A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, Dominick J. Cavallo, 1999
info Radical Marketing: From Harvard to Harley, Lessons From Ten That Broke the Rules..., 1999
info Designing and Delivering Superior Customer Value: Concepts, Cases, and Applications, Art Weinstein, William C. Johnson, 1999
info 20th Century Rock and Roll : Psychedelia, Belmo, 1999
info Somebody To Love? A Rock-And-Roll Memoir, Grace Slick, Andrea Cagan, 1999
info Echoes Of The Sixties, Marti Childs/Jeff March, 1999
info Amazing Dope Tales, Stephen Gaskin, 1999
info Plunderphonics, Pataphysics & Pop Mechanics: Introduction to Musique Actuelle, 1999
info Dancing In The Streets: A Rock and Roll History, Robert Palmer, 199?
info Tomorrow Never Knows : Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s, Nick Bromell, 2000
info Rhino's Psychedelic Trip, Alan Bisbort, Parke Puterbaugh, Howard Kaylan, 2000
info Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay: An Anthology, William McKeen (Ed.), 2000
info The Decades of Rock and Roll, The Editors of Rolling Stone, 2001
info The Crawdaddy! Book: Writings (And Images) from the Magazine of Rock, Paul Williams, 2002
info Back to the Miracle Factory: Rock Etc 1990s, Paul Williams, 2002
info Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution, Richie Unterberger, 2002
info Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music, Robin Sylvan, 2002
info Rock & Roll Doctor: The Music of Lowell George and Little Feat, Mark Brend, 2002
info Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner ..., Stan Cornyn, 2002
info Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution, 1964-1974, Michael Lydon, 2003
info Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, Richie Unterberger, 2003
info Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Tamarkin, 2003
info San Francisco: A Cultural and Literary History, Mick Sinclair, 2003
info Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock, Jim DeRogatis, 2003
info The Sound And The Fury: A Rock's Backpages Reader, Editor : Barney Hoskins, 2003
info Magic of the Sixties, Gene Anthony, 2004
info Sing My Way Home: Voices of the New American Roots Rock, Keith and Kent Zimmerman, 2004
info Music of the Counterculture Era, James E. Perone, 2004
info Music Lust: Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, Nic Harcourt, 2005
info Metaphysical Media: The Occult Experience in Popular Culture, Emily D. Edwards, 2005
info The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 2005 edition
info Outsider: John Rockwell on the Arts, 1967-2006, John Rockwell, 2006
info The Rock History Reader, Theo Cateforis (Ed), 2006
info Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll, Paul Grushkin, 2006
info What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History, John Covach, 2006
info The Year the Music Died, 1964-1972: A Commentary on the Best Era of Pop Music ., Dwight Rounds, 2007
info Icons Of Rock: An Encyclopedia Of The Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Scott Schinder/Andy Schwartz, 2007
info Bomp: Saving the World One Record at a Time, Suzy Shaw & Mick Farren, 2007
info Noise/Music: A History, Paul Hegarty, 2007
info The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, David W. Bernstein (Ed), 2008
info Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco, Nadya Zimmerman, 2008
info Psychedelic Music in San Francisco: Style, Context, and Evolution, Craig Morrison, 2008
info Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents, Mikal Gilmore, 2009
info The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll: The Mysterious Roots Of Modern Music, Christopher Knowles, 2010
info Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture, Elizabeth Barfoot Christian (Ed), 2010
info Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir, Nick Kent, 2010
info The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, Jonathan C. Friedman, 2013
info JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene, Peter Conners, 2013

Jerry Garcia

Biography/critical writing/interviews/art

info A Signpost To New Space (The Rolling Stone Interview), 1972
info J. Garcia : Paintings, Drawings and Sketches, 1992
info Captain Trips : A Biography of Jerry Garcia, Sandy Troy, 1994
info Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Volume II, Stephen King, (One story read by Garcia) 1994
info Not Fade Away: The Online World Remembers Jerry Garcia, 1995
info The Wisdom of Jerry Garcia: As Collected from Interviews, 1995
info Dark Star : An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia, Robert Greenfield, 1996
info Garcia, Editors of Rolling Stone, 1996
info The Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 1996
info Garcia: An American Life, Blair Jackson, 1999
info Harrington Street, 1999
info In the Spirit : Conversations With the Spirit of Jerry Garcia, Wendy Weir, 1999
info Jerry Garcia, Patricia Cronin Marcello, 1999
info There Ain't No Bugs On Me, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 1999
info What Will You Wear, Jenny Jenkins, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 2000
info Jerry Garcia's Amazing Grace, 2002
info Lessons Taken to Heart: Private Banjo & Guitar Studies with Jerry Garcia, Mary E. Gibbons, 2004
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork, 2005
info Cumberland Blues, Michael Norman Mann, Songs by Garcia/Hunter, 2006
info Jerry Garcia: The Collected Artwork (Collectors Edition), 2007
info Jerry Garcia: A Biography, Jacqueline Edmondson, April 2009

Chapters about Jerry Garcia in wider ranging books

info The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968
info Improvising Blues Guitar: A Programmed Manual of Instruction, 1973
info The Hashish Club: An Anthology Of Drug Literature, Vol. 2: The Psychedelic Era, 1975
info Spit in the Ocean #6: The Cassady Issue, Ed. Ken Babbs, 1980
info The Rolling Stone Interviews: Talking With The Legends Of Rock And Roll, 1960-1980, 1981
info Commies From Mars, The Red Planet : The Collected Works, Tim Boxell et al, 1985
info Ask: The Chatter of Pop, Paul Morley, 1986
info My Life As A Gal, Alice Kahn, 1987
info Secrets From The Masters : Conversations With Forty Great Guitar Players, 1992
info Singer-Songwriters, Dave DiMartino, 1994
info Woodstock 1969, The First Festival, Elliott Landy, 1994
info Voices from the Edge : Conversations With Jerry Garcia, Ram Dass, Annie Sprinkle...., 1995
info Hispanic American Biography, Sharon Rose, Ross Nagel (Eds), 1995
info Dead Before Their Time, Diana Karanikas, Harvey Jackson, 1996
info Rock 'N' Roll Heaven, Nikki Corvette, 1997
info Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, Michael Berube, Janet Lyon (Eds), 1997
info The Walls Of Illusion, Peter Haining (Editor), 1998
info Touched by the Hand of Bob, Dave Henderson, 1999
info Remembrances and Celebrations: A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs, Jill Werman Harris (Ed), 1999
info Rock Troubadours: Conversations on the Art and Craft of Songwriting, 2000
info Paul Krassner's Psychedelic Trips for the Mind, Paul Krassner, 2001
info Leaving the Twentieth Century : The Last Rites of Rock 'N Roll, Henderson/Johnson, 2001
info Roy Buchanan: American Axe, Phil Carson, 2001
info Working Musicians: Defining Moments From the Road, the Studio, and..., Bruce Pollock, 2002
info Acoustic Stories: Playing Bass with Peter, Paul & Mary, Jerry Garcia, and ..., Bill Amatneek, 2003
info When They Were 22: 100 Famous People at the Turning Point in Their Lives, Brad Dunn, 2006
info Guitar Gods: The 25 Players Who Made Rock History, Bob Gulla, 2008
info The Rock And Roll Book Of The Dead, David Comfort, 2009
info Rolling Stone: The '90s: The Inside Stories from the Decade That Rocked, 2010
info The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, Jonathan C. Friedman, 2013

Robert Hunter

info Turn It Up! (I Can't Hear the Words : Singer/Songwriters Then & Now), Bob Sarlin, 1973
info In Their Own Words, Bruce Pollock, 1975
info Grandfather Rock, David Morse, 1976
info The Book Of Rock Lists, Dave Marsh, Kevin Stein, 1981
info Duino Elegies, Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Robert Hunter, 1987
info Alleys of the Heart : The Collected Poems of Robert M. Petersen, 1988
info Dead Tour, Alan N. Izumi, 1988
info A Box of Rain: Collected Lyrics of Robert Hunter, Robert Hunter, 1990
info Night Cadre, Robert Hunter, 1991
info Idiot's Delight, Robert Hunter, 1992
info Sentinel, Robert Hunter, 1993
info Infinity Minus Eleven: Poems, Robert Hunter, 1993
info Duino Elegies / The Sonnets to Orpheus, Rainer Maria Rilke, Translated by Robert Hunter, 1993
info A Box of Rain: Lyrics 1965-1993 (Expanded and revised edition), Robert Hunter, 1993
info Dog Moon, Robert Hunter/Timothy Truman, 1996
info Glass Lunch, Robert Hunter, 1997
info Remembrances and Celebrations: A Book of Eulogies, Elegies, Letters, and Epitaphs, Jill Werman Harris (Ed), 1999
info Travelers' Tales San Francisco: True Stories, O'Reilly/Habegger/O'Reilly (Eds), 2002
info Spit in the Ocean #7: All About Kesey, Ed McClanahan (Editor), 2003
info The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David G. Dodd, 2005
info Cumberland Blues, Michael Norman Mann, Songs by Garcia/Hunter, 2006
info The Easiest Best Thing Is Be Kind, Deadheads for Darfur, Ed. M. Luke Myers, 2007

Bob Weir

info Panther Dream : A Story of the African Rainforest, Wendy and Bob Weir, 1993
info Baru Bay: Australia, Wendy and Bob Weir, 1995
info Light the Torch, Pass the Flame: Lessons from Our Fathers, Mark R. Littleton & Jeannette Gardner Littleton, 1998
info Listen To This: Leading Musicians Recommend Their Favorite Recordings, Baxter/Reder, 1999
info Wired for Sound : A Guitar Odyssey, 1999?
info Michael Bloomfield: If You Love These Blues, Jan Mark Wolkin and Bill Kenom, 2000
info Between the Strings: The Secret Lives of Guitars, John Schroeter, 2004
info The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 2005 edition
info Sausage Factory: The College Crier's Infamous Interviews of the Freaks and the Famous, Parker/Hopsicker/Yager, 2009

Pigpen

info The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, Eric Segalstad and Josh Hunter, 2009

Bill Kreutzmann

info Star Sets: Drum Kits of the Great Drummers, Jon Cohan, 1995
info On The Beaten Path: The Drummers Guide To Musical Styles & The Legends Who Defined Them, Rich Lackowski, 2007

Mickey Hart

info Drumming At The Edge Of Magic: A Journey Into The Spirit Of Percussion, Hart & Jay Stevens, 1990
info Planet Drum: A Celebration Of Percussion And Rhythm, Hart, Lieberman & Sonneborn, 1991
info The Way Ahead: A Visionary Perspective for the New Millennium, 1992
info Freehand : The Art of Stanley Mouse (Foreword by Mickey Hart), 1993
info Music Grooves : Essays and Dialogues, Charles Keil, Steven Feld, 1994
info Open Ears: Creative Adventures in Music and Sound, Sara DeBeer (Editor), 1995
info Star Sets: Drum Kits of the Great Drummers, Jon Cohan, 1995
info Interviews With Icons (Interview with Mickey Hart), 1999
info Spirit Into Sound: The Magic Of Music, Mickey Hart, Fredric Lieberman, 1999
info Songcatchers, Mickey Hart, 2003
info Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004, Guest editor: Mickey Hart, 2004
info The Beat of My Drum: An Autobiography, Babatunde Olatunji, 2005
info The Dawn of Indian Music in the West, Peter Lavezzoli, 2006
info On The Beaten Path: The Drummers Guide To Musical Styles & The Legends Who Defined Them, Rich Lackowski, 2007
info Sausage Factory: The College Crier's Infamous Interviews of the Freaks and the Famous, Parker/Hopsicker/Yager, 2009

Phil Lesh

info Listen To This: Leading Musicians Recommend Their Favorite Recordings, Baxter/Reder, 1999
info Playing from the Heart: Great Musicians Talk About Their Craft, Robert L. Doerschuk, 2002
info Searching for the Sound : My Life in the Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, April 2005
info Sausage Factory: The College Crier's Infamous Interviews of the Freaks and the Famous, Parker/Hopsicker/Yager, 2009

Tom Constanten

info Between Rock and Hard Places : A Musical Autobiodyssey, Tom Constanten

Bruce Hornsby

info Songwriters on Songwriting (Expanded Edition), 1999, Paul Zollo

John Barlow

info Notable Speeches of the Information Age, John Perry Barlow, 1994
info The Official PGP User's Guide, Philip R. Zimmermann, 1995
info High Noon on the Electronic Frontier: Conceptual Issues in Cyberspace, Peter Ludlow (Ed), 1996
info Clicking In: Hot Links to a Digital Culture, Lynn Hershman Leeson (Editor), 1996
info The Libertarian Reader: Classic and Contemporary Writings from Lao Tzu to Milton Friedman, David Boaz (Ed), 1998
info Everything We Know Is Wrong, John Perry Barlow, 1999
info Tripping: An Anthology of True-Life Psychedelic Adventures, Charles Hayes, 2000
info Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias, Peter Ludlow (Ed), 2001
info Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age, Adam D. Thierer, Wayne Crews (Eds), 2002
info Encyclopedia of New Media: An Essential Reference to Communication and Technology, Steve Jones (Ed), 2002
info Technological Visions: The Hopes and Fears that Shape New Technologies, Marita Sturken, Douglas Thomas, Sandra Ball-Rokeach (Eds), 2004
info The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David G. Dodd, 2005
info The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia, Poole/Lambert/Woodford/Moschovitis (Eds), 2005
info The Easiest Best Thing Is Be Kind, Deadheads for Darfur, Ed. M. Luke Myers, 2007

Posters / 'Rock Art'

info Eureka: The Great Poster Trip, Cummings G. Walker, 1969
info Mouse & Kelley, Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, 1979
info Rick Griffin. Gordon McClelland, 1980
info The Art of Rock : Posters from Presley to Punk, 1987
info Psychedelia: The Classic Poster Book, John Platt et al, 1990
info Freehand : The Art of Stanley Mouse, 1993
info Design Library: Promotion, Stephen Knapp (Editor), 1995
info Dead On The Wall: Grateful Dead and Deadhead Iconography from 30 Years On The Bus, 1996
info High Art : A History of the Psychedelic Poster, 1999
info The Art of the Fillmore : The Poster Series 1966-1971, 1999?
no info Collector's Guide to Psychedelic Rock Concert Posters, Postcards, .... 1965-1973, Eric King, 19??
info Rolling Stone : The Complete Covers, Holly George-Warren, Shawn Dahl (Editors), 2000
info Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits, Fred Woodward, Holly George-Warren (Editors), 2000
info High Societies : Psychedelic Rock Posters from Haight-Ashbury, 2001
info Off the Wall: Psychedelic Rock Posters from San Francisco, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Amelie Gastaut, 2005
info Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era, Editor: Christoph Grunenberg, 2005
info Sex, Rock & Optical Illusions, Victor Moscoso, 2006
info Heart & Torch: Rick Griffin's Transcendence, Laguna Art Museum, 2007
info Art Of The Dead, Phil Cushway, 2012

Photographs

info The Hippies, Jan Meadoff, Michael Rosenberg, 1967
info Aquarian Odyssey: A Photographic Trip Into The Sixties, Don Snyder, 1979
info The Book of the Dead : Celebrating 25 Years With the Grateful Dead, 1990
info Baron Wolman's Classic Rock Gallery Favorites, Vol. 1, Baron Wolman, 1991
info Classic Rock & Other Rollers, Baron Wolman, 1992
info Woodstock 1969, The First Festival, Elliott Landy, 1994
info Live at the Fillmore East : A Photographic Memoir, 1997
info The Book of Rock, Philip Dodd, 2001
info I and Eye: Pictures of My Generation, Peter Simon, 2001
info Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg, October 2002
info Magic of the Sixties, Gene Anthony, 2004
info Proof, Jim Marshall, 2004
info Grateful Dead 365, Holly George-Warren, 2008

A more general list of photography books covering rock photography or the sixties is included on the San Francisco sixties music book page.

Fiction with a Grateful Dead theme or connection

info Brokedown Palace, Stephen Brust, 1986
info Dead Tour, Alan N. Izumi, 1988
info The Millennium Shows, Philip E. Baruth, 1994
info Polaroids From The Dead, Douglas Coupland, 1996
info Get Outta Town: A Tale of the Dead, the IRS, and Coffee, Ted Ringer, 199?
info Tales of Tour, Alex Kolker, 2000
info After Lucy: A Novel, Daniel Jones, 2001
info Tiger In A Trance, Max Ludington, 2003
info Dancing Within The Song, Shawn M. Davis, 2004
info Slipknot, Gary McKinney, 2007
info The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling, Mitch Myers, 2008
info The Storyteller Speaks: Rare & Different Fictions of the Grateful Dead, Gary McKinney & Robert G Weiner (Eds), 2010
info U.S. Blues, Ed Watts, 2011
info Darkness Bids The Dead Goodbye, Gary McKinney, 2011
info Scarlet Begonias, Stephanie Geman-Marcotte, 2012
info Timbers Of Fennario: Stories Inspired By The Music Of The Grateful Dead, Joseph Williams, 2013
info Fellow Traveler, James D. McCallister, 2013

A more general list of fiction set in the late sixties in the Bay Area is included on the San Francisco sixties music book page.

Poetry/Lyrics (See also The Robert Hunter section)

info The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster, Richard Brautigan, 1968
info Far Away Radios, Robert M. Petersen, 1980
info Rock Voices: The Best Lyrics Of An Era, Matt Damsker (Editor), 1980
info Alleys of the Heart : The Collected Poems of Robert M. Petersen, 1988
info Trout Fishing in America/The Pill versus the..../In Watermelon Sugar, Richard Brautigan, 1989
info When the Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis, Charlotte Gordon, 1997
info A Patriot's Handbook: Songs, Poems, Stories, and Speeches Celebrating the Land We Love, Caroline Kennedy, 2003

Comics

info Commies From Mars, The Red Planet : The Collected Works, Tim Boxell et al, 1985
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 1, 1991
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 2, 1991
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 3, 1991
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 4, 1992
info Grateful Dead Comix (Collection), Jeff Tamarkin, David Scheiner (Editors), 1992
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 5, 1992
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 6, 1992
info Rock N' Roll Comics: Grateful Dead 45, 1992
info Rock N' Roll Comics: Grateful Dead 46, 1992
info Rock N' Roll Comics: Grateful Dead 47, 1992
info Grateful Dead Comix, No. 7, 1993
info Grateful Dead Comix, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1993
info Grateful Dead Comix, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1994
info Dog Moon, Robert Hunter/Timothy Truman, 1996
info One Hundred Things I'll Miss About Grateful Dead Land, Christine, M. Dunne, 2007

Deadheads

info Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads, P. Bassett, C. Bassett, J. Grushkin , 1983
info Deadheads: Rago And Friends, Claire Burch, 1993
info Adolescents and Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Jonathon S. Epstein, 1994
info Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends, and Followers of the Grateful Dead, L. Kelly, 1995
info Youth Culture: Identity in a Postmodern World, Jonathan Epstein (Ed), 1998
info Deadhead Social Science: You Ain't Gonna Learn What You Don't Want...., Adams/Sardiello, 2000
info Deadhead Forever: The Long, Strange Trip of Michael "Haze" Hayes, Michael "Haze" Hayes, 2001
info Inappropriate Relationships: The Unconventional, the Disapproved & the Forbidden, Goodwin/Cramer (Eds.), 2002
info Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music, Robin Sylvan, 2002
info Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity, Mary Fong & Rueyling Chuang (Eds), 2004
info Going Down the Road Feeling (Bad) Glad, The Grateful Fred Gilliam, 2005
info Metaphysical Media: The Occult Experience in Popular Culture, Emily D. Edwards, 2005
info Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead, Peter Conners, 2009
info Confessions Of a Dead Head: Trips and Travels with a Magical Band, The Starburst Commander, 2009
info Sunshine Daydream: One Girl's Tale Of Life On The Bus, Talia Rose, 2009
info Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail, Paul Grushkin (Ed), 2011
info Tangled Up In Tunes: Ballad Of A Dylanhead, Howard F. Weiner, 2012
info Dancing with the Dead: A Photographic Memoir, Rosie McGee, 2012

A list of books about hippies is included on the San Francisco sixties music book page.

Tapes & set list guides

info The Deadbase, Jr.: The Portable Guide to Grateful Dead Songlists, 1995
info Deadbase X : The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, 1997
info Dead To The Core: An Almanack of the Grateful Dead, 1997
info The Taper's Compendium - Volume 1: 1959 to 1974, 1998
info The Taper's Compendium - Volume 2, 1999
info Deadbase XI : The Complete Guide to Grateful Dead Song Lists, 1999
info The Taper's Compendium - Volume 3, 2000

Folk tales, myths and legends

info The Grateful Dead: The History of a Folk Story, G. H. Gerould, 1908
info The Water of Life : A Tale of the Grateful Dead, 1989
info Grateful Dead Folktales, Bob Franzosa (Editor), 1989
info Don't Give Up The Ghost: The Delacorte Book Of Original Ghost Stories, David Gale (Editor), 1993
info Crazy Wisdom Tales for Deadheads : A Shamanic Companion to the Grateful Dead, 1996
info Dead Dreams : Under Eternity With the Grateful Dead a Mytheological History, 1998
info The Grateful Dead : The History of a Folk Story, 2000
info A Tale of the Grateful Dead, 2000

Books for kids

info Panther Dream : A Story of the African Rainforest, Wendy and Bob Weir, 1993
info Baru Bay: Australia, Wendy and Bob Weir, 1995
info The Teddy Bear's Picnic, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 1996
info There Ain't No Bugs On Me, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 1999
info What Will You Wear, Jenny Jenkins, Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley, 2000
info My First Dancing Bears: Colors, 2001
info Grateful Dead: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been, Michele C. Hollow, 2009

Recipes

info The Hippie Cookbook, Gordon & Phyllis Grabe, 1970
info The Hippie Ghetto: The Natural History of a Subculture, William L. Partridge, 1970
info Cooking With the Dead: Recipes and Stories from Fans on the Road, Elizabeth Zipern, 1995
info Kind Veggie Burritos: Recipes for Touring, Tailgating, Camping and Home, Beth Livingston, 1995
info Made With Love, Elizabeth Peace Zipern, 1996

Business

info Companies With A Conscience: Intimate Portraits Of Twelve Firms That Make A Difference, 1993
info Radical Marketing: From Harvard to Harley, Lessons From Ten That Broke the Rules..., 1999
info Designing and Delivering Superior Customer Value: Concepts, Cases, and Applications, Art Weinstein, William C. Johnson, 1999
info Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead, David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan, 2010
info Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead, Barry Barnes, 2011

Miscellaneous

info Primo Plant, Mountain Girl, 1977
info Grateful Dead Tour Scrapbook: The Complete Guide To Bean Bear Collectibles, 2000
info Great Americans, KK Ottesen, 2003
info The Grateful Dead Spinner Book, Bob Moog, 2006
info Grateful Dead: The Game, 2006

Music reference

info Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul, Irwin Stambler, 1969 (final rev 1990)
info The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, Nick Logan, Bob Woffenden, 1976
info Rock 100, David Dalton, Lenny Kaye, 1977
info The Rolling Stone Record Guide, Editors: Dave Marsh, John Swenson, 1979
info Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums Of The Seventies, Robert Christgau, 1981
info The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, 1983
info The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, 1983 (rev 2001)
info Sixties Rock: A Listener's Guide, Robert Santelli, 1985
info Popular Music Since 1955: A Critical Guide to the Literature, Paul Taylor, 1985
info An American Rock History Vol. 1: California The Golden State 1963 - 1985, MacLean / Joynson, 1987
info The Flashback: The Ultimate Psychedelic Music Guide, 1988
info Rock Movers and Shakers: An A-Z of People Who Made Rock Happen, Luke Crampton, 1988
info The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock & Roll, 1992
info The Rolling Stone Album Guide, 1992
info The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 1992
info Fuzz, Acid and Flowers: A Guide to American Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (64-75), 1993
info Cult Rockers, Wayne Jancik, Tad Lathrop, 1995
info The Da Capo Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 1995
info The Great Rock Discography, Martin C. Strong, 1996
info All Music Guide to Rock: The Experts Guide to the Best Recordings in Rock, Pop, Soul ..., 1997
info The Great Psychedelic Discography, Martin C. Strong, 1998
info Rock: The Rough Guide, 1999
info Family Trees and Discographies, Manfred Schwanbeck, Peter Krause, 2001
info All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop and Soul, 2002 (3rd ed)
info The Psychedelic Rock Files, Jerry Lucky, 2003


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