I'd get a copy of the Garcia: A Signpost to New Space book, which is an early-'70s Rolling Stone interview with embellishments, and is still kinda THE interview. Jerry just casually tosses off all kinds of amazing stuff. When I first found it it totally gave me sleepless nights, in a good way.
I asked my questions over at Lossless Legs as well. I purchased An American Life, and I like it so far. After I'm done reading that book, would you suggest for me to read A Long Strange Trip by Dennis McNally, and after that book would you suggest for me to read another book, and what book would that be? Or would it be at that point it's up to me to decide? I like getting recommendations from other people such as you and others.
Don't cry over what we lost; smile because it happened.
My tears are not for you, they are for me as i remember.......Happy 70th Jerry! We still miss you so
link found in my inbox this morning
marye, sounds good!
Bob Weir gathers a whole bunch of musicians at TRI to celebrate Jerry's 70th birthday, and the whole thing streams live. Get the details here.
We'll have lots of coverage after the fact, but hey, you can check it out for yourself too!
Thank you very much for that info!
checking out some of the excellent books, e.g. Dennis McNally's Long Strange Trip and Blair Jackson's Garcia: An American Life, for lots and lots of info. Not to mention the latest version of DeadBase, which will give you a pretty good sense of what was played when.
It's been a while since I've heard "Can't Come Down," but my recollection is a)yes, it's early and b)several of them are singing at once.
Officially the band was founded in 1965. Various subsets of the lineup played together at various times before that, often with other people who remained part of the scene one way or another.
To oversimplify a whole lot!
I haven't been on here in a while. I wasn't sure where to ask my questions.
Could I get some info about the Grateful Dead when they first started out as in the 60s? I do know they are dated back around 1965-1967? Was it Jerry that was actually singing some of the songs such as Can't Come Down, and Stealin' to name those two songs? Or who was actually the lead vocals at that time? I know people where I live doesn't believe it that the music I have on is the Grateful Dead. I'm guessing why they don't believe me is because it doesn't sound like the band, and it doesn't sound like Jerry. I'm just guessing why.