Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail by Paul GrushkinDead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail by Paul Grushkin

Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan Mail

byPaul GrushkinForeword byBill Walton

Hardcover | October 22, 2011

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Dead Letters is the fully authorized portrayal of the Grateful Dead according to the world’s most devoted fan base: Deadheads. Beginning in their earliest days, the Grateful Dead saved tens of thousands of letters sent to them by Deadheads reflecting on the spectacular concerts they’d attended and requesting tickets. These letters are inspirational and hugely insightful, but more significantly, the envelopes in which they arrived are brilliantly illustrated and unique within the world of rock. This book collects hundreds of those envelopes, as well as a selection of letters, all presented in thematic chapters. Also included for further historical context are rare historical photos and special reminiscences creating a trip, as it were, down memory lane.

Paul Grushkin is the author of The Art of Rock, the standard work in the field of rock posters, and its bestselling followup, Art of Modern Rock. He is the author of several other books in the field of rock history and memorabilia, including Grateful Dead: The Official Book of the Deadheads and Treasures of the Hard Rock Café. A former...
Title:Dead Letters: The Very Best Grateful Dead Fan MailFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 11 × 9.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 22, 2011Publisher:Voyageur PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:076033854X

ISBN - 13:9780760338544


Editorial Reviews

It's a fascinating read and one that captures the spirit of the Deadheads in a new light. It's not all images, though those are the most appealing, it also includes the stories behind the sales team and band from their perspective. - Creative Loafing