Living with the Dead: Twenty Years on the Bus with Garcia and the Grateful Dead

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 381 pages
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As a manager for the Grateful Dead, Rock Scully was with the band from its early days in San Francisco to the years it spent touring the globe as one of the most enduring legends in music history. In Living with the Dead, Scully gives a complete account of his outrageous experiences with the band, during years that saw the Grateful Dead transform from a folksy revivalist band to psychedelic explorers of outer space. In addition to close-up portraits of band members Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Phil Lesh, Micky Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, Scully brings into the story many of the people the Dead encountered in their journeys across America's musical landscape, including Ken Kesey, Janis Joplin, Etta James, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and the Jefferson Airplane. Scully tells the story of the band with genuine feeling; the tour disasters, acid trips, and burnouts, but most importantly the exaltation of delivering fantastic music.
  

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Scully's 20-year tenure as Grateful Dead manager ended on a sour note, and he is barely mentioned in other books on the band. Nonetheless, in this first in-depth biography of the group, he displays a ... Read full review

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Long in the works, this band bio will carry an epilog on Jerry Garcia's death. Read full review

Contents

The Worlds Biggest Crystal
3
The Octagon is in Place
8
Plaid Iguanas
21
Acid Rain
36
7I0 Ashbury
51
The Gathering of The Tribes
76
High Noon in the Haight
97
Anthem of the Sun
113
Ship of Fools
227
Barbarians in Europe
235
Blues For Allah
253
Zenos Lullaby
264
Trouble Behind
278
A Terrapin on Shakedown Street
298
Up in Smoke
312
Before I Get Old
337

Whores Wars Weed and the Wild Wild Northwest
135
This Darkness Got To Give
162
Two For The Road
186
Box of Rain
199
Were All Bozos on this Bus
216
Chief Smoking Moccasin
353
Adios Black Jack
367
Index
371
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About the author (1996)

Rock Scully worked for the Grateful Dead for twenty years and lives in Marino del Rey, California. David Dalton, co-author of Faithfull: An Autobiography and Rock 100 (both published by Cooper Square Press), lives in Delhi, New York.

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