Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

by Sean Piccoli

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School Library Journal
Gr 6 UpThe story of the Grateful Dead is primarily the story of its founder and lead singer, the late Jerry Garcia. Piccoli begins with a pivotal event in the singer's childhoodlosing half of his finger in an accident. The band's story is put into the context of the whole San Francisco hippie milieu and the Haight-Ashbury scene of the early `60s, a background that is important in understanding the group's roots and eventual impact. The later history of the band is also presented, including the rise of the fanatical fans known as Deadheads and the Dead concert experience that became a kind of traveling caravan show. The book covers events through Garcia's death, but does not include the group's decision to disband. Black-and-white photos chart the band through all its different phases, showing the transformation of Garcia himself from dark-haired kid to bearded, white-haired rock patriarch.Tim Wadham, Dallas Public Library, TX

Product Details

Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
Pop Culture Legends Series
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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