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Dylan & the Grateful Dead: A Tale of Twisted Fate

Dylan & the Grateful Dead: A Tale of Twisted Fate

by Howard F. Weiner


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A Tale of Twisted Fate chronicles Bob Dylan's rapid ascent to immortality as the preeminent songwriter of his time, and contrasts that with the Grateful Dead's long strange trip, during which they went from being a psychedelic band with a cult following to the most popular touring act in America.
When Dylan & the Dead launched their historic 1987 tour, Dylan's popularity was declining and he was out of touch with his muse. On the other hand, the Grateful Dead basked in the unexpected commercial success of their hit MTV video "Touch of Grey." Inspired by his time with the Dead, Dylan experienced a rebirth as a performing artist. A Tale of Twisted Fate explores the influences, innovations, and legacies of the iconic careers of Bob Dylan and Jerry Garcia.

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ISBN-13: 9781547190591
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2017
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 751,638
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Howard Weiner is the author of Tangled Up in Tunes: Ballad of a Dylanhead; Grateful Dead 1977: The Rise of Terrapin Nation; and Positively Garcia. Howard created and hosted Visions of Dylan for 99.5 WBAI, New York.

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