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Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia
    #3379246 - 11/18/04 11:50 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

All you Deadheads, try to get a hold of this book.  I found it at the library last week and had it in my car for reading at stoplights. I drive way too fucking much.  Anyway, it is a conglomerate of interviews with people who were close to Jerry.
The more I read it, the more I can't put it down. Fascinating.  :thumbup: :heart: :gd_icon:

Here is an  excerpt of some reviews:

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Published to coincide with the first anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death, this insightful life of the Grateful Dead guitarist and cultural icon features reminiscences from over 60 people who knew him, from his boyhood in Menlo Park, Calif., to his death. There are family stories from his brother Tiff, Acid Test memories from Ken Kesey, rueful war stories of married life from ex-wife Mountain Girl and harrowing medical reports from his last doctor. As an oral biography, the book necessarily lacks a fixed point of view. Indeed, there are many Jerry Garcias on display here, and they often contradict one another: gifted improvisational performer yet tyrannical perfectionist; loving father yet shameless philanderer; hero to millions yet self-pitying addict. As the years march on, Garcia's early passion for music and youthful joy in performance come through less clearly, overwhelmed by business squabbles and rampant substance abuse. Likely a must-buy for mourning Deadheads, the book should also interest casual fans (if there are any), as well as those curious about the San Francisco 1960s scene or about the punishing coincidence of a brilliant but vulnerable artist and an extraordinary time.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published since his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together, they explore his remarkable life: his childhood in San Francisco, the formation of his musical identity, the Dead's road to rock stardom, and his final, crushing addiction to heroin. Interviews with Jerry's wives and lovers, family members, close friends, musical partners, and cultural cohorts create a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a rock and roll icon and the price of fame.


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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3379264 - 11/18/04 11:55 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Thank you for sharing Phishgrrl :smile:

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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Cookies]
    #3379312 - 11/18/04 12:09 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

You are more than welcome! :heart: Enjoy.


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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3380345 - 11/18/04 04:05 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks! will have to hunt it down  :gd_icon:


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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3380360 - 11/18/04 04:07 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

definatley seems like a book i gotta get, thanks for the info proves to be an insightful book


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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3380769 - 11/18/04 05:39 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Is it at Barnes n Noble? I love audio book tapes when driving
My brother gave me some Stephen King ones and they were great when going on a small road tripp


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Re: Dark Star- an oral biography of Jerry Garcia [Re: Phishgrrl]
    #3381529 - 11/18/04 08:21 PM (19 years, 6 months ago)

Sounds great cant wait to get it!

Thanks so much ....maybe you can slip Chinadoll a hint that it would make a great Christmas gift! :wink:


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