Dark Star: An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia

Paperback | February 10, 2009

byGreenfield, Robert

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For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published after his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together the voices in this oral biography explore his remarkable life: his childhood in San Francisco; the formation of his musical identity; the Dead's road to rock stardom; and his final, crushing addiction to heroin. Interviews with Jerry's former wives, lovers, family members, close friends, musical partners, and cultural cohorts create a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a rock-and-roll icon—and at the price of fame.

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For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published after his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together the voices in this oral biography explore his remarkable lif...

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For more than thirty years, Jerry Garcia was the musical and spiritual center of the Grateful Dead, one of the most popular rock bands of all time. In "Dark Star, the first biography of Garcia published since his death, Garcia is remembered by those who knew him best. Together, they explore his remarkable life: his childhood in San Fra...

An award-winning journalist, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Robert Greenfield is the author of ten books, among them the classicS.T.P.: A Journey Through America with the Rolling Stones.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.91 inPublished:February 10, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061715727

ISBN - 13:9780061715723

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