Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads
Author: Paul Bassett, Cynthia Bassett, Jonas Grushkin
Preface: Jerry Garcia
Publication date: 1983
William Morrow & Co
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.
"There is nothing like a Greatful Dead concert! Since 1965, there have been over 3,000 Greatful Dead concerts, from the Panhandle of Golden Gate Park to the Gizeh Pyramids. At each of them, someone has stepped 'on the bus' and become a Deadhead. Now, all of the Deadhead voices and visions have come together. Greatful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads is a splendid mixture of musicians, dancers and costumed participants - a portrait of a singular band and its remarkable following. It is a ticket to a Dead concert and an invitation to join in the celebration. If you've ever experienced the greatful Dead at their best - or if you've always wondered what they are all about - open this book and see what happens. You may find yourself in complete agreement: There 'is' nothing like a Greatful Dead concert."
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