Convinced that the grateful dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. The shipment of lsd that owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop.
BEAR: AUGUSTUS OWSLEY STANLEY III #ad - The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the wall of sound for the Grateful Dead, Bear, better known by his nickname, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s. Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests.
Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful DeadBack Bay Books #ad - In this compelling, revelatory bestseller, the legendary bass player tells the true story of his life, Jerry Garcia, and the Grateful Dead. It's the small, intimate moments Lesh shares that make the book so special. San francisco chronicle"a lively read, with just the right mix of dirt, drugs, and diligent tour diaries.
Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead #ad - Entertainment Weekly Back Bay Books. In "a work as graceful and sublime as a box of rain" New York Times Book Review, Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh tells the full story of the greatest improvisational band in American history.
Owsley and Me: My LSD FamilyMonkfish Book Publishing #ad - This is her first book. Tom davis was an Emmy Award–winning American writer and comedian. Owsley "bear" stanley met her in berkeley in 1965, when LSD was still legal and he was the world's largest producer and distributor of LSD. He designed and engineered the infamous Wall of Sound system of the early '70s, just before he began his two years in prison, with Rhoney raising their infant son.
We all know the stories from the '60s—but never from the point of view of a woman finding her way through twisted trails of love, jealousy, and paranoia, all the while personally connecting to the most iconic events and people of her time. Bear supported the grateful Dead in their early years and gave away as much LSD as he sold—millions of hits.
Back Bay Books. He died one year ago, but the era he helped create is now being rediscovered by a new generation interested in the meaning of it all. Today rhoney stanley is a practicing holistic orthodontist in Woodstock, New York. He is best known for being one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live and for his former partnership with Al Franken, as half of the comedy duo "Franken & Davis.
Owsley and Me: My LSD Family #ad - His memoir thirty-nine years of short-term memory loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There was published in 2010 by Grove Press. Rhoney found herself working in an LSD laboratory, and the third corner in a love triangle. Owsley and me is a love story set against the background of the Psychedelic Revolution of the '60s.
Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy TimesCrown Archetype #ad - And the two then became lifelong friends. Blessed with an incredible sense of humor and a unique voice, Barlow was a born storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain and Will Rogers. And after befriending a legendary early group of computer hackers known as the Legion of Doom, Barlow became a renowned internet guru who then cofounded the groundbreaking Electronic Frontier Foundation.
His résumé only hints of the richness of a life lived on the edge. He hung out in andy warhol’s factory, went on a date with the Dalai Lama’s sister, and accidentally shot Bob Weir in the face on the eve of his own wedding. Born into a powerful wyoming political family, John Perry Barlow wrote the lyrics for thirty Grateful Dead songs while also running his family’s cattle ranch.
Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times #ad - As a favor to jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Barlow mentored a young JFK Jr. Back Bay Books. John perry barlow’s wild ride with the grateful dead was just part of a Zelig-like life that took him from a childhood as ranching royalty in Wyoming to membership in the Internet Hall of Fame as a digital free speech advocate.
Mother american night is the wild, funny, heartbreaking, and often unbelievable yet completely true story of an American icon. Despite being a freely self-confessed acidhead, he served as Dick Cheney’s campaign manager during Cheney’s first run for Congress. Through intimate portraits of friends and acquaintances from bob Weir and Jerry Garcia to Timothy Leary and Steve Jobs, Mother American Night traces the generational passage by which the counterculture became the culture, and it shows why learning to accept love may be the hardest thing we ever ask of ourselves.
Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange TripDa Capo Press #ad - So long defined by garcia's vision for the group, the surviving "Core Four, were reduced to conflicting agendas, strained relationships, " as they came to be called, and catastrophic business decisions that would leave the iconic band in utter disarray. When garcia passed away suddenly in August of 1995, the remaining band members experienced full crises of confidence and identity.
Wrestling with how best to define their living legacy, the band made many attempts at restructuring, but it would take twenty years before relationships were mended enough for the Grateful Dead as fans remembered them to once again take the stage. Acclaimed music journalist and new york times bestselling author Joel Selvin was there for much of the turmoil following Garcia's death, and he offers a behind-the-scenes account of the ebbs and flows that occurred during the ensuing two decades.
Culminating in the landmark tour bearing the same name, and joyous, fare Thee Well charts the arduous journey from Garcia's passing all the way up to the uneasy agreement between the Core Four that led to the series of shows celebrating the band's fiftieth anniversary and finally allowing for a proper, sendoff of the group revered by so many.
Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip #ad - Back Bay Books. Plenty of books have been written about the rise of the Grateful Dead, but this final chapter of the band's history has never before been explored in detail. A tell-all biography of the epic in-fighting of the grateful Dead in the years following band leader Jerry Garcia's death in 1995The Grateful Dead rose to greatness under the inspired leadership of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but the band very nearly died along with him.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful DeadSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - 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. In deal, 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.
Saint martin s Press Inc. 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. The grateful dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. 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.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead #ad - 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, to playing in the Acid Tests, and The Who, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont.
Back Bay Books. 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.
Been So Long: My Life and MusicSt. Martin's Press #ad - But before he won worldwide recognition he was just a young man with a passion and a dream. Been so long is the story of how Jorma found his place in the world of music and beyond. Interspersed with diary entries, personal correspondence, and song lyrics, this memoir is as unforgettable and inspiring as Jorma’s music itself.
To his jam sessions in san francisco with Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and other contemporaries―into his art in unique and revelatory ways. It stirs memory in a singular way that is unmatched. In a career that has already spanned a half century―one that has earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, among other honors―Jorma is best known for his legendary bands Jefferson Airplane and the still-touring Hot Tuna.
Been So Long: My Life and Music #ad - A modern parable. From the foreword by grace slick“jorma Kaukonen is a force in American music, equally adept at fingerpicked acoustic folk and blues as he is at wailing on an electric. Acoustic guitar“jorma Kaukonen lit a fuse and transformed his electric guitar into a firework. Live for live musicincludes a cd of live music as a companion to the book!From the man who made a name for himself as a founding member and lead guitarist of Jefferson Airplane comes a memoir that offers a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a musical genius―and a vivid journey through the psychedelic era in America.
Been so long charts not only jorma’s association with the bands that made him famous but goes into never-before-told details about his addiction and recovery, his troubled first marriage and still-thriving second, and more.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful DeadSt. Martin's Press #ad - Saint martin s Press Inc. Back Bay Books. 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. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, drums and high times, pushing the boundaries of drugs, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph.
But at this book's beating heart is the music--theirs and others. 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. For thirty years, they were a musical institution, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways.
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead #ad - The grateful dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. 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. In the new york times bestseller deal, 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.
Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the grateful Dead's career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, to playing in the Acid Tests, Bob Dylan, and The Who, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. St martin s Press.
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful DeadThree Rivers Press #ad - The creative synchronicity among jerry garcia, phil lesh, mickey hart, bill Kreutzmann, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan exploded out of the artistic ferment of the early sixties’ roots and folk scene, Bob Weir, providing the soundtrack for the Dionysian revels of the counterculture. Dennis mcnally, the band’s historian and publicist for more than twenty years, takes readers back through the Dead’s history in A Long Strange Trip.
From 1965 to 1995, unusual, the grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, and accomplished musical entities to ever grace American culture. But mcnally carries the dead’s saga through the seventies and into the more recent years of constant touring and incessant musical exploration, which have cemented a unique bond between performers and audience, and created the business enterprise that is much more a family than a corporation.
Three rivers Press CA. In a kaleidoscopic narrative, mcnally not only chronicles their experiences in a fascinatingly detailed fashion, the magic of the Grateful Dead concert experience, but veers off into side trips on the band’s intricate stage setup, or metaphysical musings excerpted from a conversation among band members.
A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead #ad - St martin s Press. A long strange trip is not only a wide-ranging cultural history, it is a definitive musical biography. He brings to vivid life the dead’s early days in late-sixties San Francisco—an era of astounding creativity and change that reverberates to this day. Here we see the group at its most raw and powerful, and performing the alchemical experiments, mingling with such legendary psychonauts as Neal Cassady and Owsley “Bear” Stanley, playing as the house band at Ken Kesey’s acid tests, both live and in the studio, that produced some of their most searing and evocative music.
Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the WorldSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - Brotherhood foot soldiers passed out handfuls of the tablets to communes, at Grateful Dead concerts, and at love-ins up and down the coast of California and beyond. Few stories in the annals of American counterculture are as intriguing or dramatic as that of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love. Dubbed the "hippie mafia, " the brotherhood began in the mid-1960s as a small band of peace-loving, adventure-seeking surfers in Southern California.
St martin s Press. Saint martin s Press Inc. The brotherhood's most legendary contribution to the drug scene was homemade: Orange Sunshine, the group's nickname for their trademark orange-colored acid tablet that happened to produce an especially powerful trip. The hell's angels, charles mason and his followers, and the unruly crowd at the infamous Altamont music festival all tripped out on this acid.
A wide-sweeping narrative of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll and more drugs that runs from Laguna Beach to Maui to Afghanistan, Orange Sunshine explores how America moved from the era of peace and free love into a darker time of hard drugs and paranoia. Back Bay Books. Three rivers Press CA. Jimi hendrix even appeared in a film starring Brotherhood members and performed a private show for the fugitive band of outlaws on the slope of a Hawaiian volcano.
Orange Sunshine: The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World #ad - Journalist nicholas schou takes us deep inside the Brotherhood, combining exclusive interviews with both the group's surviving members as well as the cops who chased them. After discovering lsd, they took to timothy leary's mantra of "turn on, and drop out" and resolved to make that vision a reality by becoming the biggest group of acid dealers and hashish smugglers in the nation, tune in, and literally providing the fuel for the psychedelic revolution in the process.
Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful DeadSt. Martin's Griffin #ad - It is a piece of music history, one that reflects the American spirit of adventure and brotherhood. Three rivers Press CA. Seen through steve parish's eyes and experiences, The Grateful Dead's wild ride has never been so revealing. A life seemingly headed nowhere had suddenly found its calling as he fell in quickly with a band of likeminded misfits who formed the nucleus of what would be the greatest road crew in rock 'n' roll history.
Parish traveled to California where his apprenticeship began. Busted as a teenager for selling acid in the summer of 1968, Parish landed in Riker's Island. The first show he worked was a Grateful Dead concert in July of 1969 and Parish was captivated by the music. The experience changed him and after getting out he did his best to stay out of trouble, securing a job moving music equipment at the New York State Pavilion.
Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road with the Grateful Dead #ad - He was there during times of trouble like when a pimp held Garcia hostage at gunpoint in a New York hotel room, spending hours by his bedside when Garcia was in a coma in 1986, and performing the duties of best man at his wedding. Saint martin s Press Inc. He became very close with garcia in particular, acting as his personal roadie and later manager for his solo performances and Garcia Band shows.
Back Bay Books. Throughout the dead's historic run, there were parties of biblical proportion and celebrity run-ins with everybody from Bob Dylan to Frank Sinatra--but there was a dark side to life on the road and tragedy didn't just strike the musicians.