Garcia: An American Life

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Penguin, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 520 pages
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He was there when Dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Jerry Garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was a member of one of the most worshiped rock 'n' roll bands in history. Now, Blair Jackson, who covered the Grateful Dead for twenty-five years, gives us an unparalleled portrait of Garcia--the musical genius, the brilliant songwriter, and ultimately, the tortured soul plagued by his own addiction. With more than forty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, Garcia: An American Life is the ultimate tribute to the man who, Bob Dylan said, "had no equal."
  

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
28
So Many Roads to Ease My Soul
394
Chapter 22 A Broken Angel Sings from a Guitar
421
Theres Nothing You Can Hold for Very Long
437
Sleep in the Stars
463
Acknowledgments
480
Bibliography
482
A Critical Discography
490
Index
512
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Blair Jacksonis a longtime journalist whose area of expertise includes Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead. His quarterly magazine, The Golden Road, was for ten years the authoritative resource on the Grateful Dead. He is the author of Going Down the Road: A Grateful Dead Traveling Companion.

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