Living With the Dead : Twenty Years on the Bus With Garcia and the Grateful Dead
Author: Rock Scully, David Dalton
Publication date: 1995
Little Brown & Company
Hardback cover art by Stanley Mouse
Includes photos by Herb Greene, Michael Ochs and others.
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. CD and cassette versions of Scully's readings from the book were also released.
"As a manager for the Grateful Dead, Rock Scully was with the band from its early days in San Francisco to the years it spent touring the globe as one of the most enduring legends in music history. In Living with the Dead , Scully gives a complete account of his outrageous experiences with the band, during years that saw the Grateful Dead transform from a folksy revivalist band to psychedelic explorers of outer space. In addition to close-up portraits of band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Micky Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Scully brings into the story many of the people the Dead encountered in their journeys across America's musical landscape, including Ken Kesey, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the Jefferson Airplane. Scully tells the story of the band with genuine feeling; the tour disasters, acid trips, and burnouts, but most importantly the exaltation of delivering fantastic music."
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