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Books about the Grateful Dead

This page lists books about Grateful Dead, The page is split into two sections. The first section lists biographical, historical, critical and interview books that are solely about the Grateful Dead. The second section lists wider ranging books that include a chapter or section about the Grateful Dead.

Books that focus on an individual member of the Grateful Dead or a specific aspect of the group are listed on separate pages - see the subject menu to the right.

Additions and corrections are welcome



Related bibliography pages:

Grateful Dead | Jerry Garcia | Robert Hunter | Bob Weir | Phil Lesh | Bill Kreutzmann | Mickey Hart | Tom Constanten | John Perry Barlow | Songbooks | Deadheads | Posters/Art | Photography | Comics | Fiction
Poetry | Tapes/Setlists | Kesey / Pranksters | Neal Cassady | Business | Recipes | Kids | Folk Tales


Grateful Dead: biography/history/critical writing/interviews

The Book of the Dead: The Grateful Dead, England '72, Danae Brook, 1972

A 32 page book about the Grateful Dead and their music. Produced in conjunction with the European tour in 1972. Includes a history of the band, a biography of each band member, and other information.

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The Dead Book: A Social History Of The Grateful Dead, Hank Harrison, 1973?

Part history, part fiction (?). An account of the band's early years.

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The Dead, Hank Harrison, 1980

The second part of Hank Harrison's trilogy of books about the Dead. (Maybe actually the second and third parts in one volume.)

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Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stopped, Blair Jackson, 1983

A history of the Grateful Dead including detailed sections on the making of various albums.

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Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads, P. Bassett, C. Bassett, J. Grushkin , 1983

A portrait of the Dead through the eyes of deadheads. The book is a treasure trove of photographs, drawings, stories, memories, magazine articles, letters, quizzes, posters and more.

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Truckin' With The Grateful Dead To: Egypt, Robert Nichols, 1984

A description of the Grateful Dead tour of Egypt in 1978.

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Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, David Gans, 1985

A portrait of the Grateful Dead in words and photographs. Though partly presented in a chronological sequence Playing In The Band is more a examiniation of the band and it's music than a history.

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The Grateful Dead Family Album, Jerilyn Lee Brandelius, 1989

A portrait of the Grateful Dead using photographs, reprinted articles, reminiscences, graphics and more.

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The History Of The Grateful Dead, William Ruhlmann, 1990

A short history of the band up to the end of the 1980's which was produced to coincide with their 25th anniversary.

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Built To Last: Grateful Dead 25th Anniversary Album, Jamie Jensen, 1990

A short history of the Dead produced to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

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The Book of the Dead: Celebrating 25 Years With the Grateful Dead, Herb Greene, 1990

Three groups of photographs of the Dead by the San Francisco photographer Herb Greene. Over half the photographs are from the sixties and include some of the classic images of the Dead. The other two sections are pictures from 1979 and from the In The Dark photo sessions in 1987.

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Conversations With the Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book, David Gans, 1991

A collection of in-depth interviews with members of the Grateful Dead, the bands lyricists and people closely connected to the band.

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Aesthetics Of The Grateful Dead, David Womack, 1991

A two part study of the Dead. The first part analyses various aspects of the Grateful Dead. The second part comprises reviews of Grateful Dead albums and band member solo albums.

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Masters Of Rock Issue 6: Grateful Dead, 1991

Issue 6 of a series of 80/90 page magazines. Includes biography, interviews, discography, bibliography and other information.

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Sunshine Daydreams: A Grateful Dead Journal, Herb Greene, 1991

A Grateful Dead diary and chronology with many photographs by Greene and illustrations of ticket stubs and album covers.

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One More Saturday Night: Reflections With The Grateful Dead, Dead Family....., Sandy Troy, 1991

The main part of this book comprises interviews with members of the Dead and people connected with the band.

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Goin' Down The Road: A Grateful Dead Traveling Companion, Blair Jackson, 1992

The main part of Goin Down The Road is a series of interviews with members of the Dead. Also includes a detailed section on the cover songs performed by the Dead and a year by year 'best of shows' suggestions for tape collectors.

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Aces Back To Back: A Guide To The Grateful Dead, Scott Allen, 1992

A guide to the Grateful Dead presented by means of a series of essays on specific subjects rather than a conventional history.

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The Story Of The Grateful Dead, Adrian Hall, 1993

Shortish history of the Grateful Dead with many photographs and a discography.

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Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads, David Shenk, Steve Silberman, 1994

A dictionary/encyclopedia referencing the world of the Grateful Dead. Includes entries for all band members and those connected to the Dead, entries for albums and explanations of the many words and phrases that have special meaning among Deadheads.

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Dead Days: A Grateful Dead Illustrated History, Herb Greene, 1994

A 'perpetual daybook'. Includes a day-by-day guide to important events in the Dead' history, an interview with Jerry Garcia and many photographs by Greene.

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Living With the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus With Garcia and the Dead, Scully/Dalton, 1995

An eyewitness account of the band's behind-the-scenes history during the 20 years that Scully was either band manager and road manager for the Dead.

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Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends, and Followers of the Grateful Dead, L. Kelly, 1995

A collection of deadhead stories and reminiscences of the band and life on the road. Includes reminiscences from John Perry Barlow and Tom Constanten. An updated edition was published in 2015.

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Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead, David Gans, 1996

An updated memorial edition of the portrait of the Grateful Dead in words and photographs. A new chapter brings the history up to 1995.

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The Grateful Dead Story: What a Long Strange Trip, Geoffrey Giuliano, 1996

A paperback book and audio cassette biography of the Grateful Dead.

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The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads, An Annotated Bibliography, Dodd/Weiner, 1997

A detailed and comprehensive bibliography of books, book chapters, magazine articles, academic papers, record reviews, fan magazines and newsletters related to or mentioning the Grateful Dead.

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Dead To The Core: An Almanack of the Grateful Dead, Eric F. Wybenga, 1997

Chronological review of shows with additional essays, anecdotes, musical analysis and information.

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The American Book of the Dead: The Definitive Grateful Dead Encyclopedia, Oliver Trager, 1997

An encyclopedic guidebook to the world of the Grateful Dead.

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Grateful Dead (Pop Culture Legends), Sean Piccoloi, 1997

A shortish biography for young adults.

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Access All Areas: Backstage With the Grateful Dead, Gary Lambert and Timothy Harris, 1998

This book reproduces, in full color, all 26 of the official Grateful Dead backstage passes produced from 1983 to 1995.

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Dead Dreams: Under Eternity With the Grateful Dead a Mytheological History, 1998

"A mythical re-telling of the legend & Spiritual Essence of The Grateful Dead; whose music & magic cast brilliant shadows which will forever shine thru the distant hallways of time to come."

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Dead Reckonings: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead, John Rocco (Editor), 1999

A collection of articles about aspects of the Grateful Dead and their culture.

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Perspectives on the Grateful Dead: Critical Writings, Robert G. Weiner (Editor), 1999

A collection of critical, academic, writings on the Grateful Dead.

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Sweet Chaos: The Grateful Dead's American Adventure, Carol Brightman, 1999

A sociological history of the Dead with sections about Brightman's life during the same years.

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What A Long, Strange Trip: The Stories Behind Every Grateful Dead Song 1965-1995, Stephen Peters, 1999

The stories behind Grateful Dead songs presented chronologically by album. Each section has an introduction about the album followed by discussion of each song. An extra section cover the 1990s unrecorded songs and other songs that never made it onto an album.

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The Grateful Dead Reader (Readers on American Musicians), David G. Dodd and Diana Spaulding (Editors), 2000

A collection of some of the best writing about the Dead. The articles and excerpts are taken from magazines, journals, books and newspapers and are arranged chronologically.

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Dead Letters Inaugural Issue, Nicholas Meriwether (Editor), 2001

Dead Letters is a series of publications devoted to scholarly discussion of the art and phenomenon of the Grateful Dead and related issues.

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Between the Dark and Light: The Grateful Dead Photography of Jay Blakesberg, 2002

A book of black and white photographs of the Grateful Dead from the 1970s through to the 1990s.

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A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead, Dennis McNally, 2002

The long awaited history of the Dead by their long time publicist and official historian, Dennis McNally.

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Conversations With the Dead: The Grateful Dead Interview Book (Updated edition), David Gans, 2002

An updated edition of the collection of interviews with members of the Grateful Dead, the bands lyricists and people closely connected to the band. Includes additional interviews and a new introduction.

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Home Before Daylight: My Life On the Road with the Grateful Dead, Steve Parish / Joe Layden, 2003

Life with the Grateful Dead from the viewpoint of long time roadie, sometime road manager and comrade of the band.

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Grateful Dead: The Illustrated Trip, 2003

An illustrated biography of the Grateful Dead. Uses many photographs, posters and other memorabilia to document the history of the group and band members. Also includes information of albums, songs and tour dates.

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Grateful Dead Day Planner, Grateful Dead Productions / Jay Blakesberg, 2004

A day planner which also provides a history of the Grateful Dead using an extensive selection of archival artwork and Jay Blakesberg's black-and-white and color photographs.

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics, David G. Dodd, 2005

An encyclopedic book that annotates the lyrics of songs written by the main Grateful Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow. The annotation includes background information, cross references, and "resonances, and refractions". The book is based on the Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics web site.

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The Grateful Dead Spinner Book, Bob Moog, 2006

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Grateful Dead Gear: All the Band's Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions, 1965-1995, Blair Jackson, 2006

This exhaustive study includes clear and concise explanations of the band's equipment technology, instrument design, and studio recording techniques, plus a history of the group. It's the fascinating story of how a colorful cast of tech geniuses and visionaries merged art, technology, and commerce into one of the most successful touring businesses in music history.

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All Graceful Instruments: The Contexts of the Grateful Dead Phenomenon, Nicholas G. Meriwether (Ed.), 2007

Gathers thirteen representative essays from a wide array of fields into an interdisciplinary anthology that reveals the depth and extent of this fascinating, variegated cultural phenomenon.

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The Grateful Dead and Philosophy, Steve Gimbel (Ed), 2007

The Grateful Dead and Philosophy contains essays from 20 professional philosophers whose love of the Dead's music and scene have led them to reflect on different philosophical questions that have arisen from the enigma that is the Grateful Dead, Forewords by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, David Gans, Nicholas Meriwether.

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One Hundred Things I'll Miss About Grateful Dead Land, Christine, M. Dunne, 2007

Book of cartoon memories of things Christine will miss about the Grateful Dead.

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The Grateful Dead: Popular Rock Superstars of Yesterday and Today, Kenneth McIntosh, 2007

One of series of short biographical books about rock and pop groups aimed at young teenage readers.

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You Can't Always Get What You Want, Sam Cutler, 2008

This is his own account of the high ol' times he had managing tours for San Francisco band the Grateful Dead - who went on to become the world's most successful live act. Along the way Sam draws intimate portraits of other stars of the psychedelic circus that was the music industry in the sixties and seventies.

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Grateful Dead 365, Holly George-Warren, 2008

700 plus page primarily visual history of the Grateful Dead.

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Grateful Dead Scrapbook (Standard and deluxe editions), Ben Fong-Torres (text), 2009

A 64 page chronicle of the Grateful Dead with text by Ben Fong-Torres and many removable reproductions and interactive features such as bumper stickers, fold-out posters, letters and backstage passes. Also includes a CD with a previously unheard Jerry Garcia interview.

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Grateful Dead: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been, Michele C. Hollow, 2009

A short biographical work aimed roughly at ages 9 to 12.

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Relix: The Book: The Grateful Dead Experience, Toni Brown, Lee Abraham, Ed Munson (Eds), 2009

Relix: The Book is a compilation of the first 27 years of Relix magazine and includes interviews with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and all of the Dead's key players. A Deadhead family portrait and psychedelic time capsule, it also features iconic groups such as the Doors and Phish, along with nearly three decades' worth of brain-melting artwork, full-color covers, and anecdotes.

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The Grateful Dead in Concert: Essays on Live Improvisation, Jim Tuedio and Stan Spector (Eds), 2009

This book of 20 original, scholarly essays and seven reflective writings offers a spirited analysis of the unique improvisational character of Grateful Dead music and its impact on appreciative fans.

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Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead, David Meerman Scott, Brian Halligan, 2010

Written by marketing gurus and lifelong Deadheads David Meerman Scott and Brian Halligan, Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead gives you key innovations from the Dead's approach you can apply to your business.

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Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail, Paul Grushkin (Ed), 2011

Beginning in their earliest days, the Grateful Dead saved tens of thousands of letters sent to them by Deadheads reflecting on the spectacular concerts they'd attended and requesting tickets. These letters are inspirational and hugely insightful, but more significantly, the envelopes in which they arrived are brilliantly illustrated and unique within the world of rock. This book collects hundreds of those envelopes, as well as a selection of letters, all presented in thematic chapters.

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Everything I Know About Business I Learned from the Grateful Dead, Barry Barnes, 2011

In Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Grateful Dead, Deadhead and business scholar Barry Barnes proves that the Dead's influence on the business world will turn out to be a significant part of their legacy. Without intending to, the band pioneered ideas and practices that were subsequently embraced by American corporations.

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The Golden Road and Beyond: A Grateful Dead Primer, 2011

A career-spanning overview of the Grateful Dead's long strange trip that was only published electronically.

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Tangled Up In Tunes: Ballad Of A Dylanhead, Howard F. Weiner, 2012

A memoir exploring life on the road following the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan in the 1980's.

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Dark Stars & Anti-Matter: 40 Years of Loving, Leaving and Making Up with the Music of the Grateful Dead, Gene Sculatti, 2012

A short memoir about growing up, music-obsessed, in the Bay Area in the Sixties. Possibly only published electronically.

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Reading The Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey, Nicholas G. Meriwether (editor), 2012

In Reading the Grateful Dead: A Critical Survey, Nicholas G. Meriwether has assembled a collection of essays that examine the development of Grateful Dead studies. This volume includes work from three generations of scholars and includes a wide variety of perspectives on the band and its cultural significance.

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Dancing with the Dead: A Photographic Memoir, Rosie McGee, 2012

A memoir with over 200 photographs. "Photographer and Grateful Dead insider Rosie McGee pulls us into her 10-year memoir of living, traveling and working with the Dead and other notables of the legendary Sixties."

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Grateful Dead and the Art of Rock Improvisation, David Malvinni, 2013

"Malvinni considers a select group of songs from the Dead's early repertoire, from its unique covers of Viola Lee Blues, Midnight Hour, and Love Light to original masterpieces like Dark Star. Marrying basic music analysis to philosophical frames offered by improvisatory musings of Heidegger, Derrida, and Deleuze, Malvinni presents the core aesthetic underlying the Dead's musical styling."

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Studying the Dead: The Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus, An Informal History, Nicholas G. Meriwether (editor), 2013

A collection of papers that were originally presented at Grateful Dead panels of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. The panels are informally referred to as the Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus. The revised papers and accompanying text provide a history of the caucus and reflect its importance in Grateful Dead studies.

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Grateful Dead FAQ: All That's Left To Know About The Greatest Jam Band In History, Tony Sclafani, 2013

Examines the band's impact and influence on rock music and pop culture.

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Feeding the Dead: From Backwoods To Backstage, Jim Stearns, 2013

Feeding The Dead chronicles a surreal journey from the heart of the wilderness to the center of rock and roll madness. This behind the scenes, cook-and-tell memoir, based on Jim's many years as head of back stage hospitality for the Dead.

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Live Dead: The Grateful Dead Photographed By, Bob Minkin, 2014

A 40 year retrospective of concert and backstage photographs of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia and a number of post-Grateful Dead bands.

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Aces Back To Back: The History Of The Grateful Dead, Scott Allen, 2014

A history of the Grateful Dead and the post-Grateful Dead bands up to 2013.

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High Notes: A Rock Memoir, Richard Loren with Stephen Abney, 2014

A memoir by former Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead manager.

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The Gospel and the Grateful Dead, Dr. Pitman B. Potter, 2014

This book examines the linkages between the music and message of the Grateful Dead and the Christian gospel.

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No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson, 2015

For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why - and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives.

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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead, David Browne, 2015

The Grateful Deadís long, strange trip has been the subject of countless booksóbut none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle along with previously unknown details gleaned from the groupís extensive archives, David Browne, acclaimed music journalist and contributing editor at Rolling Stone, lends the Deadís epic story the vivid feel of a novel.

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Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead, Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen, 2015

Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience.

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This Is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans, 2015

In This Is All a Dream We Dreamed, Blair Jackson and David Gans, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, reveal the band's story through the words of its members and their creative collaborators, as well as a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry.

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Deadheads: Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends, and Followers of the Grateful Dead, L. Kelly, 2015

This 20th anniversary edition of Deadheads celebrates fifty years of music and includes the best stories from the original edition, two new chapters, as well as new interviews with various friends, artists, and followers of the Grateful Dead. The original edition was published in 1995.

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The Grateful Dead, Ben Nussbaum (editor), 2015

"Travel through the Decades with the Original Jam Band."

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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: 50th Anniversary Edition, David G. Dodd, 2015

A reprint edition to mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead. The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards.

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Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead, Jay Blakesberg, 2016

A photographic document of the Grateful Dead's final five Fare Thee Well concerts in Santa Clara and Chicago.

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Why the Grateful Dead Matter, Michael Benson, 2016

In Why the Grateful Dead Matter, veteran writer and lifelong Deadhead Michael Benson argues that the Grateful Dead are not simply a successful rock-and-roll band but a phenomenon central to American culture.

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Workingman's Dead, Buzz Poole, 2016

As a unified whole, the album's [Workingman's Dead] eight songs serve as points of entry into a fully-rendered portrait of the Grateful Dead within the context of late twentieth-century American history. These songs speak to the attendant cultural and political anxieties that resulted from the idealism of the '60s giving way to the uncomfortable realities of the '70s, and the band's evolving perspective on these changes.

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Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation, Lars Olsson, 2017

"Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the groupís music, politics, and performance."

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Songs To Fill The Air: Tales Of The Grateful Dead, Scott W. Allen, 2017

Songs to Fill the Air is a collection of essays on the Grateful Dead: never-before-told tales that reach across far-ranging, and fascinating, topics and individuals.

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Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965-1995, Editor: Jay Blakesberg, Josh Baron, 2017

Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 Ė 1995 is a fine art, hardcover coffee table photography book that brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of photographs from a wide range of photographers whose work has captured the Grateful Dead at different times throughout their career.

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Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall, Peter Conners, 2017

Rooted in dozens of interviews - including a conversation with Betty Cantor-Jackson about her recording - and accompanied by a dazzling selection of never-before-seen concert photographs, Cornell '77 is about far more than just a single Grateful Dead concert. It is a social and cultural history of one of America's most enduring and iconic musical acts, their devoted fans, and a group of Cornell students whose passion for music drove them to bring the Dead to Barton Hall.

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The Grateful Dead's 100 Essential Songs: The Music Never Stops, Barry Barnes and Bob Trudeau, 2018

"The Grateful Deadís 100 Essential Songs examines the bandís remarkable musical journey, pairing song analyses and memories with an online list of recommended recordings."

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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip, Joel Selvin with Pamela Turley, 2018

Culminating in the landmark tour bearing the same name, Fare Thee Well charts the arduous journey from Garcia's passing all the way up to the uneasy agreement between the Core Four that led to the series of shows celebrating the band's fiftieth anniversary.

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Deadology: The 33 Essential Dates of Grateful Dead History, Howard Weiner, 2019

In Deadology, Howard Weiner selects the bandís most productive dates throughout the years and dissects their finest jams, segues, sets, and shows. The narrative of each essential day and month flows like a unique mini-documentaryóthirty-three shades of Grateful Dead history.

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Origins, Chris Miskiewicz / Noah Van Sciver, 2020

A 'graphic biography' that charts the history of the band from 1965 to 1969.

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Origins: Deluxe Edition, Chris Miskiewicz / Noah Van Sciver, 2020

A deluxe edition of the 'graphic biography' that charts the history of the band from 1965 to 1969.

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Books that include a section about the Grateful Dead

The Jefferson Airplane and the San Francisco Sound, Ralph J. Gleason, 1968

A history of the San Francisco rock scene of the mid to late 1960's. Includes a chapter called Jerry Garcia - The Guru which is based on an interview with Garcia.

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Tom Wolfe, 1968

A 'gonzo journalist' history of the Merry Pranksters. Lots about the Acid tests and the Dead's involvement.

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The Hippies, Burton H. Wolfe, 1968

A study of hippies in the Haight-Ashbury and elsewhere in the USA. Includes a section that discusses the Acid Tests and includes an interview with Jerry Garcia.

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Outlaw Blues: A Book of Rock Music, Paul Williams, 1969

A collection of articles that includes The Golden Road: A Report On San Francisco which discusses the work of the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area groups.

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Rock And Roll Will Stand, Greil Marcus (Ed), 1969

A collection of articles that were originally published in Rolling Stone, San Francisco Express-Times and The Mojo Navigator Rock & Roll News. Subjects of articles include the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Cream, the Who and Country Joe and the Fish.

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The Age Of Rock: Sounds Of The American Cultural Revolution, Editor: Jonathan Eisen, 1969

A collection of articles and essays taken from magazine such as Village Voice, Crawdaddy and Fusion. Includes an essay by Burton H. Wolfe The New Music And The New Scene which discusses the music of the Acid Tests and Haight Ashbury and includes an interview with Jerry Garcia.

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Electric Tibet: The Rise and Fall of the San Francisco Rock Scene, James Doukas, 1969

A history of the San Francisco rock scene with discussion of albums and material taken from interview with musicians. Includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Alphabeat: Who's Who in Pop, 1969

A large format hardback book with information about groups and performers. Includes a section about the Grateful Dead.

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Fillmore East & West: The Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Love, James A. Hudson, 1970

A 'high school' text covering the two venues and the groups who performed there in the 1960's. The final chapter covers the February 1970 shows that featured the Grateful Dead, Love and The Allman Brothers Band.

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Goldstein's Greatest Hits: A Book Mostly About Rock'n'Roll, Richard Goldstein, 1970

This collection of articles and essay that includes San Francisco Bray a survey San Francisco music which discusses the Grateful Dead.

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The Age Of Rock 2: Sights And Sounds Of The American Cultural...., Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970

A collection of articles and essays taken from magazine such as Village Voice, Crawdaddy and Fusion. Includes an essay by Bobby Abrams Buckskin Comes To The Haight which surveys the San Francisco music scene and discusses the Grateful Dead.

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Altamont: Death of Innocence in the Woodstock Nation, Jonathan Eisen (Ed), 1970

A collection of photographs, interviews and articles about Altamont.

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Guitar Years: Pop Music from Country and Western to Hard Rock, Irwin Stambler, 1970

Includes a section about 'folk rock' which includes a couple of pages about the Grateful Dead.

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Rock Beyond Woodstock: The Complete Rock Music Book, Michael Ross, 1970

Each major band or performer of the period is given a photo and short piece of text. Includes a section on the Grateful Dead.

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Rock Folk, Michael Lydon, 1971

An important collection of rock journalism that includes a lengthy article about the Grateful Dead that was originally published in Rolling Stone (No. 40) in August 1969.

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The Last Supplement to the Whole Earth Catalog, Ken Kesey, Paul Krassner (Eds), 1971

A collection of essays, fictions, cartoons and art work. Includes a piece by Ed McClanahan about the Grateful Dead at Altamont entitled "A Brief Exegesis of Certain Sociophilosophical Themes in Robert Hunter's Lyrics To "New Speedway Boogie".

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It's Too Late To Stop Now: A Rock and Roll Journal, Jon Landau, 1972

A collection of writing about rock music. Includes two pieces about the Grateful Dead.

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Playboy's Music Scene, 1972

A collection of music related articles that originally appeared in Playboy magazine. Includes the Ed McClanahan memoir Grateful Dead I Have Known which was originally published in Playboy magazine in March 1972.

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The Rock People: Interviews With 13 Top Stars and Groups, Bud Scoppa, 1973

A collection of 13 in-depth interviews including one with Bob Weir.

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Turn It Up! (I Can't Hear the Words: Singer/Songwriters Then & Now), Bob Sarlin, 1973

Includes one chapter about Robert Hunter.

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Dream Telepathy: Experiments In Nocturnal ESP, Montague Ullman, Stanley Krippner, Alan Vaughan, 1973

This book includes an article about the telepathy experiment conducted by the authors in collaboration with the Grateful Dead at Dead shows in the early 1970s.

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Trips: Rock Life In The Sixties, Ellen Sander, 1973

A history of sixties music based on the authors experiences during the decade. Includes a brief section about the Grateful Dead.

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Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock And Other Pop Music, 1967-1973, Robert Christgau, 1973

A collection of articles and essays that includes one article about the Dead and two more that mention the Dead.

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The Rolling Stone Rock 'N' Roll Reader, Editor: Ben Fong Torres, 1974

Includes Airplane And The Dead: Reunion At Winterland by Ralph J. Gleason and The Grateful Dead by Michael Lydon both of which originally appeared as articles in Rolling Stone.

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In Their Own Words, Bruce Pollock, 1975

A collection of interviews focusing on the songwriting process. Includes an interview with Robert Hunter.

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West Coast Story: The 60's Rock Revolution, Rob Burt & Patsy North, 1977

This large format, 100 page book includes a chapter on the Grateful Dead. The book includes many color and black and white photos including 6 of the Grateful Dead or members of the Dead.

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The Sixties: The Decade Remembered Now, by the People Who Lived It Then, 1977

A collection of reminiscences of the Sixties, some collected from magazines and books others produced for this collection. Includes contributions from Lou Adler (on Monterey), Myra Friedman, Wavy Gravy (on Woodstock), Dick Clark, Pete Townshend, Bill Graham and Michael Bloomfield.

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Spit in the Ocean #5: The Pyramid Issue, Ed. Richard and Elaine Loren, 1979

The fifth of six volumes of the literary journal edited by Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs or a guest editor and published 1974 and 1981. A number of the articles include references to the Grateful Dead tour to Egypt in 1978.

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Summer Of Love: A Photo-Documentary: Haight Ashbury At It's Highest, Gene Anthony, 1980

This book about Haight-Ashbury during the 1965 to 1968 period includes a chapter about the Grateful Dead called Seven Ten Ashbury: The Grateful Dead House.

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Pourin' It All Out: An Insider's View of the Rock Scene, Jay Saporita, 1980

A collection of portraits, interview and commentary on rock stars. Includes a chapter on the Grateful Dead with a brief history and interview with Robert Hunter and Bob Weir.

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Aquarius Rising: The Rock Festival Years, Robert Santelli, 1980

A rock festival history from 1967 (Human Be-In) to 1973 (Watkins Glen). There are many Grateful Dead references throughout.

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Amazing Dope Tales, Stephen Gaskin, 1980

Stephen Gaskin tells his experiences with psychedelics, telepathy and magic in brief, compelling stories. Includes a quote from Jerry Garcia on the rear cover.

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Cuts: From A San Francisco Rock Journal, Debora Hill, 1981

A collection of interviews with Bay Area musicians and music journalists. Includes quotes from Mickey Hart.

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The Book Of Rock Lists, Dave Marsh, Kevin Stein, 1981

A book of various lists related to rock. Includes a number of Grateful Dead references including Robert Hunter's 10 Commandments of Rock And Roll.

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Rock Odyssey: A Chronicle of the Sixties, Ian Whitcomb, 1983

This autobiographical work includes a section about the birth of psychedelic rock which includes a section about the Grateful Dead.

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The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 1985

The Grateful Dead get mentioned many times in this history of the area in which they resided in the 60s.

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San Francisco Nights: The Psychedelic Music Trip 1965-1968, 1985

A wide ranging, detailed history that deals with the smaller groups and formative years as well as the 'major names'.

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San Francisco Rock: The Illustrated History of San Francisco Rock Music, Jack McDonough, 1985

This history of San Francisco music includes many references to the Grateful Dead, and to associated groups Kingfish, Garcia/Saunders and the Tubes.

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Stairway to Heaven: The Spiritual Roots of Rock 'n' Roll, Davin Seay with Mary Neely, 1986

A work that examines how religious ideas have influenced rock music and the lives of some performers. Includes a chapter Prophets On The Burning Shore that examines the spiritual aspects of the roots of the Grateful Dead and of the Grateful Dead concert experience.

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20 Years Of Rolling Stone: What A Long Strange Trip It's Been, 1987

Includes the article An Evening With The Grateful Dead, by Michael Lydon, which originally appeared in Rolling Stone in 1970.

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An American Rock History Vol. 1: California The Golden State 1963 - 1985, MacLean / Joynson, 1987

An A-Z of Californian rock groups and performers. Includes well known groups through to very minor groups who never recorded. Includes entries for the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Bob weir, Bobby and The Midnies, Robert Hunter, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Kingfish and the Warlocks.

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Sound System Engineering, Don Davis, Carolyn Davis, 1987 (revised 1997)

Inlcudes a section about the 'wall of sound' used by the Grateful Dead in 1974.

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My Life As A Gal, Alice Kahn, 1987

A collection of essays that includes the article Jerry Garcia and the Call of the Weird. The article is based on an interview with Garcia and focuses on his early years in Palo Alto.

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Rock Music in America, Janet Podell (Ed), 1987

Includes the piece by Ian Whitcomb 1966: The Sounds Of Silence about the birth of psychedelic rock which includes a section about the Grateful Dead.

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Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock-and-Roll, David P. Szatmary, 1987

An examination of the social history of rock music covering the links between music and social issues. Includes a section of San Francisco music in the 1960's.

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Rock and Roll 1955-1970, Richard Carlin, 1988

Chronological survey or rock music and its social background. Includes a brief section about the Grateful Dead.

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The Map: Rediscovering Rock and Roll: A Journey, Paul Williams, 1988

This collection of essays includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Off The Record: An Oral History of Popular Music, Joe Smith, 1988

This collection of 'oral contributions' from over 200 people in rock includes sections taken from interviews with Jerry Garcia and Mickey Hart.

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The Flashback: The Ultimate Psychedelic Music Guide, 1988

A comprehensive and encyclopaedic guide to psychedelic rock and pop. Includes a two page section about the Grateful Dead covering their recording up to the release of Europe '72.

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Rock Musical Styles: A History, Katherine Charlton, 1988

This book includes a chapter Psychedelic and Glitter Rock which inlcudes sections about the Grateful Dead and Dark Star.

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What a Long Strange Trip It's Been: A Hippy's History of the 60's and Beyond, Lewis Sanders, 1989

A chronicle of clashes between the counterculture and the political system. Includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Rock Lives, Timothy White, 1990

This collection of rock journalism includes a chapter entitled, Grateful Dead, which is based on an interview with Garcia and Weir.

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On the Bus: Complete Guide to the Legendary Trip of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters..., 1990

A celebration of the 'fabled' cross-country bus trip made by Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters in 1964 and of the Acid Tests. Includes lots of photos and 'commentary' by many of the principle characters including Jerry Garcia.

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Rock and Roll: Its History and Stylistic Development, Joe Stuessy, Scott D. Lipscomb, 1990

This work includes a section on the San Francisco groups of the second half of the 1960's.

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Ringolevio, Emmett Grogan, 1990

This history of the Diggers includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Haight-Ashbury Flashbacks, Stephen Gaskin, 1990

This autobiographical works includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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The San Francisco Oracle (Facsimile Edition), 1990

Facsimile printing of the San Francisco Oracle which was published in the Haight-Ashbury from 1966 to 1968.

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Don't You Want Somebody To Love: Reflections On The San Francisco Sound, Darby Slick, 1991

Autobiography by one-time member of Great Society. Includes lots about the early San Francisco music scene including a chapter called Jamming With Garcia.

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Masters Of Rock: Psychedelic '60s, 1992

Issue 7 of a series of 80/90 page magazines. The Grateful Dead are mentioned in many of the articles in this publication which covers mostly Bay Area groups.

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The Art of Rock and Roll, Charles T. Brown, 1992

Two sections of this book, California sound and Country music, include some discussion of the Grateful Dead.

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The Penguin Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Clinton Heylin, 1992

A collection of writing about rock music spanning nearly four decades. Includes three articles that refer to the Grateful Dead.

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Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties and Beyond, Martin A. Lee, Bruce Shlain, 1992

This work of social history includes discussion of the Acid Tests and therefore many mentions of the Grateful Dead.

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Monterey Pop, Joel Selvin, 1992

Includes brief mention of the Grateful Dead and some photographs of Jerry Garcia with Mountain Girl.

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Bill Graham Presents, Bill Graham, Robert Greenfield, 1992

Autobiography that includes many mentions of the Grateful Dead and quoted comments from Garcia and Hart.

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The Space Between the Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture, Sheila Whiteley, 1992

An examination of the relationship between hallucinogenic drugs and rock music of the 1960s. One chapter is about 1967 and psychedelic Rock.

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Companies With A Conscience: Intimate Portraits Of Twelve Firms That Make A Difference, 1993

This business book about companies that give as well as take includes a chapter about the Grateful Dead.

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Rage & Roll: Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock, John Glatt, 1993

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Fuzz, Acid and Flowers: A Guide to American Garage, Psychedelic and Hippie Rock (64-75), 1993

A comprehensive and encyclopaedic guide to psychedelic, hippie and garage rock in the second half of the sixties and first half of the seventies.

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The Death of Rock 'N' Roll: Untimely Demises, Morbid Preoccupations ...., Jeff Pike, 1993

Includes a section called The Grateful Dead's Long Strange Spinal Tap Trip which compares the Grateful Dead "keyboard hot seat" with the loss of drummers in Spinal Tap.

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Takin' It To The Streets: A Sixties Reader, Alexander Bloom, Wini Breines (Editors), 1994

A collection of articles, essays and extracts from longer works that covers political, social and cultural aspects of the 1960's. Includes an article San Francisco Bray by Richard Goldstein which is about the San Francisco music scene in the late sixties and refers a number of times to the Grateful Dead.

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The Summer Of Love, Joel Selvin, 1994

Based on hundreds of interviews with key figures The Summer Of Love documents the period from the formation of the Charlatans in the Summer of 1965 to the disintegration of the Bay Area scene and the closing of the Fillmore in Summer 1971.

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Music Grooves: Essays and Dialogues, Charles Keil, Steven Feld, 1994

A collection of essays about music participation and music meditation. One essay From Schizophonia to Schismogenesis: On The Discourses and Commodification Practices of 'World Music' and 'World Beat' includes discussion of Feld meeting Mickey Hart and making the Voices Of The Rainforest album. The Grateful Dead are also mentioned in this essay.

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Adolescents and Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Jonathan S. Epstein (Editor), 1994

A collection of essays that includes Secular Rituals in Popular Culture: A Case For Grateful Dead Concerts and Dead Head Identity by Robert Sardiello which analyses the role of ritual in Grateful Dead concerts.

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Pioneers Of Rock & Roll: 100 Artists Who Changed The Face of Rock, Harry Sumrall, 1994

Includes a short chapter on the Grateful Dead.

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Nothing But Net: Just Give Me The Ball And Get Out Of...., Bill Walton, Gene Wojciechowski, 1994

This autobiograph,y by basketball's deadhead, includes a chapter about the Grateful Dead.

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Dancing in Your Head: Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond, Gene Santoro, 1994

This compilation of previously published pieces includes a short article about the Grateful Dead: Still Alive: The Grateful Dead.

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The Fillmore East: Recollections of Rock Theater, Richard Kostelanetz, 1995

A group by group review of many of the groups who played at the Fillmore East. The Dead section comprises notes about the September 26, 1969 and January 3, 1970 shows.

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Rock & Roll: An Unruly History, Robert Palmer, 1995

This rock history book includes a chapter, Eight Miles High, on the impact of LSD, the Acid Tests and Ken Kesey which includes a section about the Dead.

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Cult Rockers, Wayne Jancik, Tad Lathrop, 1995

Includes a short section about the Grateful Dead.

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Psychedelia: The Long Strange Trip, Martin Huxley, 1995

A book and CD covering psychedelic music. There is a brief Grateful Dead section.

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The Answer Is Always Yes, Paul Foster, 1995

Memories of the early Bay Area music scene from one of the Merry Pranksters.

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An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, Oliver Sacks, 1995

Seven case histories of subjects with neurological disorders. One of the chapters, The Last Hippie, discusses the case of a blind amnesiac whom Sacks takes to a Grateful Dead show in 1991.

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Rock and Roll: A Social History, Paul Friedlander, 1996

Includes a chapter about the Bay Area music of the late 60's, The San Francisco Sound: People In Motion, which includes information about the Grateful Dead.

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San Francisco: The Musical History Tour, Joel Selvin, 1996

A guide to over 200 sites that are linked in some way to rock, jazz or blues music and musicians. Includes a section about the Grateful Dead house at 710 Ashbury Street.

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Kaleidoscope Eyes: Psychedelic Rock from the '60s to the '90s, Jim DeRogatis, 1996

A wide ranging survey of psychedelic pop and rock from the 60s to the 90s.

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Rhythm and Noise: An Aesthetics of Rock, Theodore Gracyk, 1996

Gracyk takes us through key recordings, lets us hear what rock musicians and their critics have to say, shows us how other kinds of music compare, and gives us the philosophical background to make more than passing sense of the medium.

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45 Profiles in Modern Music, Linda R. Churchill and E. Richard Churchill, 1996

This book of brief profiles includes a section called Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

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Beneath the Diamond Sky: Haight-Ashbury 1965-1970, Barney Hoskyns, 1997

The story of the development of the psychedelic music scene in the Bay Area between 1965 and 1970.

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Dancing In The Streets: A Rock and Roll History, Robert Palmer, 1997

This book which accompanied the television series Dancing In The Streets, includes a chapter about sixties psychedelic music.

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Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis, John Covach and Graeme M. Boone (Ed), 1997

Includes a chapter by Graeme M. Boone called Tonal and Expressive Ambiguity in Dark Star which is centred around an analysis of Dark Star.

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I Want to Take You Higher, Parke Puterbaugh, James Henke, 1997

Examines the 'coming of age' of rock & roll between 1965 and 1969.

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Night Beat: A Shadow History of Rock and Roll, Mikal Gilmore, 1998

A collection of rock criticism that includes, in a section called "Endings", the article The Story Of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

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My Vita, If You Will: The Uncollected Ed McClanahan, Ed McClanahan, 1998

A collection of essays and short works of fiction that includes the memoir Grateful Dead I Have Known.

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Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists....., Robert Christgau, 1998

This collection of rock journalism includes a chapter on the Grateful Dead, Turn On, Drop In, Find Out: The Grateful Dead.

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The Great Psychedelic Discography, Martin C. Strong, 1998

A reference book listing releases by the major, and some of the lesser know, 'psychedelic' groups. Includes a Grateful Dead discography and a drawing of Garcia by Harry Horse.

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Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977, James Miller, 1999

A chronicle of the birth and growth of Rock and Roll. The final chapter 'Break On Through' includes two sections 'The Acid Test' and 'Monterey Pop' which include references to the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area groups.

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Not Fade Away: A Backstage Pass to 20 Years of Rock & Roll, Ben Fong-Torres, 1999

A collection of profiles and interviews written by Ben Fong-Torres (an Early Rolling Stone contributor and editor) from the late 60s though to the 80s. Includes one chapter, Fifteen Years Dead, about the Grateful Dead.

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Guitar World Presents Classic Rock, Editors: Jeff Kitts, Brad Tolinski, Harold Steinblatt, 1999

A collection of articles from Guitar World magazine. Includes the chapter American Beauty: A tribute To Jerry Garcia One Of the Most Influential Musicians Of Our Era.

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The Da Capo Book of Rock and Roll Writing, Editor: Clinton Heylin, 1999

A collection of writing about rock music spanning nearly four decades. Includes three articles that refer to the Grateful Dead.

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A Fiction of the Past: The Sixties in American History, Dominick J. Cavallo, 1999

A study of 'radical ideas' of the 1960's. Includes two chapters with sections about Ken Kesey and the Pranksters and the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area groups.

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Radical Marketing: From Harvard to Harley, Lessons From Ten That Broke the Rules..., 1999

A business book that examines the radical marketing methods behind ten business ventures. The businesses described include the Grateful Dead, Harley-Davidson, the NBA, Snap-on Tools, Harvard Business School, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Iams pet food, EMC and Boston Beer Company.

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Designing and Delivering Superior Customer Value: Concepts, Cases, and Applications, Art Weinstein, William C. Johnson, 1999

This book includes an eight page case study The Grateful Dead: Customer Loyalty and Service Quality.

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20th Century Rock and Roll: Psychedelia, Belmo, 1999

A guide to psychedelic music of the sixties which covers 50 of the most influential artists of period including the Grateful Dead.

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Somebody To Love? A Rock-And-Roll Memoir, Grace Slick / Andrea Cagan, 1999

An autobiography that includes coverage of Slick's time with the Jefferson Airplane in the late sixties and early seventies and therefore lots of references to the Dead.

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Echoes Of The Sixties, Marti Childs/Jeff March, 1999

Covers many performers from the sixties based on conversations with performers, agents, managers and others.

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Plunderphonics, Pataphysics & Pop Mechanics: Introduction to Musique Actuelle, 1999

Includes a chapter about John Oswald which contains some discussion of his Grayfolded album.

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Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 1960s, Nick Bromell, 2000

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Rhino's Psychedelic Trip, Alan Bisbort, Parke Puterbaugh, Howard Kaylan, 2000

A history of the psychedelic music of the sixties.

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Rock and Roll Is Here to Stay: An Anthology, William McKeen (Ed.), 2000

A collection of 94 articles and essays including three that refer to the Grateful Dead.

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Stammbaume und Diskographien / Family Trees and Discographies, Vol 5. Manfred Schwanbeck, Peter Krause, 2001

A history of Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane/Starship, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Moby Grape.

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The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Trance: The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age, Mark Prendergast, 2001

Includes a section about the Grateful Dead.

A comprehensive and absorbing look at the music of the twentieth century.

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The Decades of Rock and Roll, The Editors of Rolling Stone, 2001

A collection of essays and articles from Rolling Stone presented by decade. The sixties section includes The San Francisco Sound by Michael Goldberg.

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The Crawdaddy! Book: Writings (And Images) from the Magazine of Rock, Paul Williams, 2002

A collection of pieces from the first nineteen editions of Crawdaddy! magazine. Two articles include coverage of the Grateful Dead; San Francisco Bay Rock by Gene Sculatti and The Golden Road: A Report On San Francisco by Paul Williams.

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Back to the Miracle Factory: Rock Etc 1990s, Paul Williams, 2002

A collection of rock criticism that includes an article about the Grateful Dead.

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Turn! Turn! Turn!: The '60s Folk-Rock Revolution, Richie Unterberger, 2002

A detailed and comprehensive history of the early years of the folk-rock 'revolution' during the early and middle years of the 1960's. Chronicles the development of major performers, including Bob Dylan, The Byrds, the Lovin' Spoonful, Buffalo Springfield, Simon and Garfunkel and Donovan, and many of the lesser known performers.

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Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music, Robin Sylvan, 2002

This work includes a chapter called Eyes Of The World: The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads.

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Rock & Roll Doctor: The Music of Lowell George and Little Feat, Mark Brend, 2002

A biography of Lowell George that includes mention of the Grateful Dead during the time George produced Shakedown Street.

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Exploding: The Highs, Hits, Hype, Heroes, and Hustlers of the Warner ..., Stan Cornyn, 2002

A history of the Warner Brothers music division from the 1950s to the 1990s. This includes the period during which the Grateful Dead were with the company.

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Flashbacks: Eyewitness Accounts of the Rock Revolution, 1964-1974, Michael Lydon, 2003

This collection of rock journalism includes a lengthy article about the Grateful Dead that was originally been published in Rolling Stone (No. 40) in August 1969.

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Eight Miles High: Folk-Rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock, Richie Unterberger, 2003

A continuation of the detailed and comprehensive history of folk-rock. Eight Miles High covers the period 1966 to the end of the decade. The book is based on many interviews with major performers of the period.

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Got a Revolution! The Turbulent Flight of Jefferson Airplane, Jeff Tamarkin, 2003

A history of Jefferson Airplane from the formative years in the Bay Area folk scene of the mid 1960s to an epilogue that provides recent news of band members.

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San Francisco: A Cultural and Literary History, Mick Sinclair, 2003

A guide to the cultural history and geography of San Francisco. Includes the chapter Turning America On Its Head which discusses the beats, Ken Kesey, and the groups of the 1960's.

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The Ambient Century: From Mahler to Moby - The Evolution of Sound in the Electronic Age, Mark Prendergast, 2001

Includes a section about the Grateful Dead.

The Ambient Century passionately reveals the drift in twentieth-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules and from the single note to the sample.

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Turn On Your Mind: Four Decades of Great Psychedelic Rock, Jim DeRogatis, 2003

A wide ranging survey of psychedelic pop and rock from the 60s to the 00s. The Grateful Dead are included in the section about the West Coast groups of the 1960s.

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The Sound And The Fury: A Rock's Backpages Reader, Editor: Barney Hoskins, 2003

A collection of rock journalism that includes a number of articles that refer to the Grateful Dead.

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Magic of the Sixties, Gene Anthony, 2004

A collection of photographs of the Bay Area in the 1960's. Includes photos and references to the Grateful Dead. The cover photo is of the Grateful Dead on the front steps of 710 Ashbury Street.

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Sing My Way Home: Voices of the New American Roots Rock, Keith and Kent Zimmerman, 2004

"Sing My Way Home is a diary, a primer, and a plain-speaking series of vignettes, essays, and profiles tracing the evolution of American roots rock, a straight-from-the-heart genre generously spiced with country, folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll."

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Music of the Counterculture Era, James E. Perone, 2004

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Music Lust: Recommended Listening for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason, Nic Harcourt, 2005

This book includes a section called Deadheads and Jam Bands.

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Metaphysical Media: The Occult Experience in Popular Culture, Emily D. Edwards, 2005

Chapter 2 of this book, Out Of Body: Transmission And Transcendence Through Popular Culture, includes a 5 page section about the Grateful Dead and deadheads.

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The Haight-Ashbury: A History, Charles Perry, 2005 edition

A new edition of the history of Haight-Ashbury which includes an introduction by Bob Weir.

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Outsider: John Rockwell on the Arts, 1967-2006, John Rockwell, 2006

This collection of critical pieces includes a review of a 1979 Grateful Dead show.

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The Rock History Reader, Theo Cateforis (Ed), 2006

This book includes two section that refer to the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area bands.

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Rockin' Down the Highway: The Cars and People That Made Rock Roll, Paul Grushkin, 2006

This book includes some references to the Grateful Dead and the song Truckin'.

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If These Halls Could Talk: A Historical Tour through San Francisco Recording Studios, Heather R. Johnson, 2006

"Leading Bay Area artists, producers, engineers, and studio owners take readers on a guided tour through some of San Franciscoís top recording studios, venturing behind the scenes of popular musicís hottest albums. Readers will learn about the recording techniques, the magic, and the often unusual experiences that contributed to a wide range of recordings, including works by Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, Santana, the Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock, Journey, Huey Lewis and the News, Chris Isaak, Faith No More, Green Day, and many more."

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What's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History, John Covach, 2006

This book includes a section about the Grateful Dead and other Bay Area groups of the sixties.

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The Year the Music Died, 1964-1972: A Commentary on the Best Era of Pop Music Ö., Dwight Rounds, 2007

"The Year the Music Died is packed with information, stories, trivia, and photos relating to the "golden era" of pop music between 1964 and 1972."

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Icons Of Rock: An Encyclopedia Of The Legends Who Changed Music Forever, Scott Schinder/Andy Schwartz, 2007

This two volume reference work includes a 25 page section on the Grateful Dead written by Jesse Jarnow and Andy Schwartz.

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Bomp: Saving the World One Record at a Time, Suzy Shaw & Mick Farren, 2007

This retrospective is composed of rare gems from Bomp magazine, including early interviews with The Doors and The Grateful Dead.

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The Sixties: Photographs by Robert Altman, Robert Altman and Ben Fong-Torres, 2007

"An affectionate tribute that juxtaposes cooled-out hippies in Haight-Ashbury against history-making shots of huge rock concerts and peace marches, the book portrays the youth revolution in full swing and showcases the writers, musicians, movie stars, organizers, and political leaders that made it happen."

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Noise/Music: A History, Paul Hegarty, 2007

This book includes some discussion of the Grateful Dead in a chapter titled Electric.

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The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde, David W. Bernstein (Ed), 2008

This book tells the story of the influential group of creative artists - Pauline Oliveros, Morton Subotnick, Ramon Sender, William Maginnis, and Tony Martin - who connected music to technology during a legendary era in California's cultural history.

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Counterculture Kaleidoscope: Musical and Cultural Perspectives on Late Sixties San Francisco, Nadya Zimmerman, 2008

This book includes a chapter called The Natural persona: Freedom, the Grateful Dead, and Anticommercial Counterculture.

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Psychedelic Music in San Francisco: Style, Context, and Evolution, Craig Morrison, 2008

This investigation into the psychedelic music of San Francisco outlines its musical and cultural context and identifies key characteristics. The origins, development, decline, and revival of this vibrant and innovative form of rock, which emerged in the mid-1960s, are traced through an original model of musical style evolution.

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The 27s: The Greatest Myth of Rock & Roll, Eric Segalstad, 2009

This book, about rock stars who died at the age of 27, includes a chapter about Pigpen.

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Stories Done: Writings on the 1960s and Its Discontents, Mikal Gilmore, 2009

This book includes a chapter about the Grateful Dead (The End of Jerry Garcia and The Grateful Dead) and a chapter about Ken Kesey (Ken Kesey's Great American Trip).

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The Secret History of Rock 'n' Roll: The Mysterious Roots Of Modern Music, Christopher Knowles, 2010

This book includes some discussion of the Grateful Dead in a chapter called Party Animals: The New Dionysians.

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Rock Brands: Selling Sound in a Media Saturated Culture, Elizabeth Barfoot Christian (Ed), 2010

Includes a chapter by Jordan McClain called Birds Of A Feather? Positioning Phish In Relation Ro The Grateful Dead In Rolling Stone Album Reviews .

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Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir, Nick Kent, 2010

The Grateful Dead are mentioned in a number of the section of the book. The final section of the book Soundtrack For The Seventies discusses songs or albums that were important to Kent during the 1970s. The first entry in this section (January 1970) is Dark Star which is described as "psychedelic rock's crowning glory and last hurrah".

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San Francisco's Psychedelic Sixties: A Photographic Trip, Kelly Hart, 2012

"Experience a photographic journey back to the 1960's in the San Francisco Bay Area with images taken by Kelly Hart as he explores the streets, theaters, dances, protests, light shows, and the culture of those dramatic and influential times."

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The Routledge History of Social Protest in Popular Music, Jonathan C. Friedman, 2013

A collection of 28 essays that provide an introduction to the history of social protest music. Includes one essay that discusses Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.

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JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene, Peter Conners, 2013

An oral history of the jam band scene - includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Owsley and Me: My LSD Family, Rhoney Gissen Stanley with Tom Davis, 2013

Owsley and Me is a love story set against the background of the Psychedelic Revolution of the '60s.

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Countercultures and Popular Music, Jedediah Sklower, Sheila Whiteley (Eds), 2014

This collection includes The Grateful Dead and Friedrich Nietzsche: Transformation In Music And Consciousnes by Stanley J. Spector.

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Rock Star: The Making of Musical Icons from Elvis to Springsteen, David R. Shumway, 2014

Looks at the careers and cultural legacies of seven rock stars in the context of popular music and culture - Elvis Presley, James Brown, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen.

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Live at the Fillmore East and West, John Glatt, 2014

"Tells the story of the Fillmores through the lives of Bill Graham, Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Carlos Santana, and an all-star supporting cast."

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Sites of Popular Music Heritage: Memories, Histories, Places, Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton, et al (editors), 2014

The section on Pilgrams And Sacred Sites in this collection of papers includes Pilgrimage, Place, And Preservation: The Real And Imagined Geography Of The Grateful Dead In Song, On Tour, And In Cyberspace by John V. Ward.

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Jingle Jangle Morning: Folk-Rock in the 1960s, Richie Unterberger, 2015

A history of folk-rock in the 1960's.

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Red Rocks: The Concert Years, G. Brown, 2016

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Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America, Jesse Jarnow, 2016

Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America uncovers a hidden history of the biggest psychedelic distribution and belief system the world has ever known. Through a collection of fast-paced interlocking narratives, it animates the tale of an alternate America and its wide-eyed citizens: black market chemists, the LSD-slinging graffiti writers of Central Park, the Grateful Dead-loving AI scientists of Stanford, utopian Whole Earth homesteaders, government-wanted Anonymous hackers, rogue explorers, East Village bluegrass pickers, spiritual seekers, Internet pioneers, entrepreneurs, pranksters, pioneering DJs, and a nation of Deadheads.

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Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, Robert Greenfield, 2016

"Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound."

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1967: A Complete Rock Music History of the Summer of Love, Harvey Kubernik, 2017

During late spring 1967, tens of thousands†of young people began streaming into San Francisco, kicking off a counterculture revolution and cultural explosion that was the Summer of Love. Now, on the 50th anniversary of that revolutionary event, acclaimed journalist and pop culture historian Harvey Kubernik takes us on an insiderís look at the happenings in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and beyond. Includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

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Psychedelic Popular Music: A History through Musical Topic Theory, William Echard, 2017

Includes many references to the Grateful Dead.

"Explores the historical development of psychedelic music and its various stylistic incarnations as a genre unique for its fusion of rock, soul, funk, folk, and electronic music."

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The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965Ė1975, Mat Callahan, 2017

"The Explosion of Deferred Dreams offers a critical re-examination of the interwoven political and musical happenings in San Francisco in the Sixties. Callahanís meticulous, impassioned arguments both expose and reframe the political and social context for the San Francisco Sound and the vibrant subcultural uprisings with which it is associated."

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Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966Ė1970, Richard Morton Jack, 2017

Includes a section for Anthem Of The Sun.

"Psychedelia examines 101 of the eraís most groundbreaking records. Contemporary reviews, rare photographs, new interviews, and a plethora of iconic images and reproductions of cover artwork make this a treasure no music fan should be without."

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Woodstock: The 1969 Rock and Roll Revolution, Ernesto Assante, 2018

"In Woodstock, journalist and music critic Ernesto Assante presents†those unforgettable days through exclusive interviews and photos he has recorded throughout his entire career. Michael Lang, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker, Grace Slick, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bob Weir, Roger Daltrey, Graham Nash, will all take us to Bethel†to re-live and give thanks to the extraordinary figures that made Woodstock a legend that still echoes today."

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Been So Long: My Life and Music, Jorma Kaukonen, 2018

"From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius - and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America."

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Selling The 90s, Eric S. Siegel & James A. Siegel, 2019

In the midst of the hippy culture resurgence of the late 80s, Eric made a living selling tie-dyed t-shirts on Shakedown Street at Grateful Dead concerts. In 1991, his son James was born and Eric had to stop making tie-dyes, which led him to the baseball card boom. Cards led to comics led to Beanies, Magic, Power Rangers, Furbies, Yo-Yos, Pogs, and everything in between. The nation was caught up in a decade of consumer crazes.

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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live, Julien Bitoun, 2019

Detailed text and evocative photographs tell the full story of every single act that performed - when they took to the stage, what songs they played, who was there, what they were like. Includes an 8 page chapter about the Grateful Dead.

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The Dream Bowl: Where Goodman, Ellington, and the Grateful Dead Convene, Michael Amen, 2019

"The Dream Bowl was a ballroom in Northern California that, when I was a kid, fascinated me each time I saw it in the 1950s on trips from Napa to Vallejo. Looking into its history, I was astonished at the parade of major musical acts that performed there from its opening in 1941 to its closure in 1969. It had Swing, Country & Western, and Rock bands during each of those eras. Near its end, I saw Santana, and the Grateful Dead at the Dream Bowl; both highly memorable experiences."

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