Dark Star

Dark Star

An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia

Book - 2009
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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.

Publisher: New York : It Books : Harper, 2009
Edition: 1st Harper pbk
ISBN: 9780061715723
Call Number: 780.2 G1645g 2009
Characteristics: xiv, 374 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Oral biography of Jerry Garcia


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In Dark Star, we see Garcia through the eyes of those closest to him, who speak for the first time since his death

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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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