Dark Star

Dark Star

An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia

Book - 1996
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Weaving together close to 70 interviews with Jerry Garcia's wives, family, friends, fellow musicians, and other well-known figures in the Grateful Dead scene, Dark Star brings to life one of the most influential and enduring stars in American music. It sheds new light on Garcia's childhood in San Francisco, the formation of his musical identity, the Dead's road to rock stardom, and his final, crushing addiction to heroin.

At once an evocative chronicle of Garcia's public and private journey and a fascinating look at why his music and his lifestyle had such a tremendous impact on so many, Dark Star is the full, behind-the-scenes story of the making of all icon, and the price of fame.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780688147822
Branch Call Number: ML419.G36 G65 1996
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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Mar 10, 2012

Not always easy reading - there are some shocking aspects to Jerry's story. Nevertheless, a fascinating and detailed insight into one of the most legendary musicians in human history.


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