Garcia : An American Life (Paperback)

Author: Jackson, Blair

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Examines the life and times of Jerry Garcia, capturing the psychedelic world of the musician and songwriter, his relationship with members of the Grateful Dead, his battle with drug addiction, and his lasting influence on popular music. *Author: Jackson, Blair *Subtitle: An American Life *Publication Date: 2000/08/01 *Number of Pages: 520 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 6.25 *Height: 9.25

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780140291995
SKU 30612800
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0140291997
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
Praise
"Inexorable fan memorabilia and page after page of concert appearances and recording sessions are interspersed with quotations from songs that are sometimes suggestive and moving, even without the music....For those who need to retrace the band's route from gig to gig, this is the book."
"Don't be fooled by the title. For the most part, Jerry Garcia is somewhat of a cipher passing through what is really a fascinating and comprehensive biography of a rock band, not a man. The main focus throughout GARCIA is on the Grateful Dead, which to Blair Jackson's credit becomes a vital entity that, unfortunately, overshadows the man synonymous with it."
"A lengthy and meticulously researched tome, GARCIA never glosses over even the smallest of facts....Unless you're a Deadhead, Blair's intensive detailing...makes this a bit of a slow read, especially at the beginning....If you can make your way through the slow opening however, this is one of the better and certainly most authoritative books about the Deadheads' spiritual and musical leaders."
"Jackson, former editor of the Dead zine THE GOLDEN ROAD, narrates this exhaustive biography with the unabashed ardor of a hard-core Deadhead, but even those readers who have kept a distance from the band's recording and epic concerts will appreciate the generation-defining artistic and personal history of this musical giant."
"A wonderfully balanced, insightful life story of one of rock's most enigmatic heros."
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Annotation This tribute to Jerry Garcia portrays him as a musical genius who was tortured by a deadly addiction. The author covered the Grateful Dead for over 20 years, and helped create the Golden Road, the authoritative Dead resource.
Editors Note 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, "has no equal."
Editors Note 2 A portrait of the rock music icon covers his songwriting and performing talents as well as the troubled personal life that fed his addictions, in a life story accompanied by several previously unpublished photographs. Reprint.
Editors Note 3 Examines the life and times of Jerry Garcia, capturing the psychedelic world of the musician and songwriter, his relationship with members of the Grateful Dead, his battle with drug addiction, and his lasting influence on popular music.
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Number of Pages 0520
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