Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead (Signed Book)

Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead (Signed Book)

by Bill Kreutzmann, Benjy Eisen (With)

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Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead (Signed Book) by Bill Kreutzmann

The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums.

Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph.

But at this book's beating heart is the music—theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill's life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250077226
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 05/05/2015
Edition description: Signed Edition
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

BILL KREUTZMANN was the drummer and co-founder of the legendary rock band, The Grateful Dead. He played in every one of their over 2,300 shows from the first one on May 5th, 1965 until its dissolution following the passing of Garcia in 1995 and on every album. He lives in Hawaii.


BENJY EISEN writes for Rolling Stone. His work has also appeared in Relix, Men's Journal, on MTV and in numerous other publications. He lives in San Francisco, CA.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just completed this book and thought it was an outstanding read. Kreutzmann's honest memoire of his life as a  founding member of The Grateful Dead is a must read for all 'Deadheads' and mere music lovers alike. I felt like I was on the road with the band experiencing it's success's, Excess's and heartbreak alike. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was pleased at where it left things. 
Dov-Bear More than 1 year ago
Love this book, couldn't stop laughing & learning more into the insight of the band.
pudgeEG More than 1 year ago
I've read a lot of Dead related books and this one beats all! Bill writes in a conversational style and appears to be very forthcoming. You will enjoy this book. :-)
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