Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia (Paperback)

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Description


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 after his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together the voices in this oral biography 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 former wives, 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 at the price of fame.

About the Author


An award-winning journalist, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Robert Greenfield is the author of ten books, among them the classic S.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780061715723
ISBN-10: 0061715727
Publisher: It Books
Publication Date: February 10th, 2009
Pages: 400
Language: English