Captain Trips

Captain Trips

A Biography of Jerry Garcia

Book - 1994
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Baker & Taylor
Tracing the life of a cultural icon and popular music legend, the biography of Jerry Garcia, founder of the Grateful Dead, is the story of his innovative music, battle with drug addiction, and triumphant return from a near-death experience. 35,000 first printing. IP.

Blackwell North Amer
Captain Trips depicts the life, work, and philosophy of this nonconformist rock legend, counterculture hero, and symbol of the Sixties. It contains exclusive interviews with Phil Lesh, David Nelson, Rock Scully, Jorma Kaukonen, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia (Jerry's second wife and perhaps closest friend), Jerry himself, and many others. As lead guitarist of the Dead, Garcia has played before crowds exceeding half a million fans, performed before the Great Pyramid, toured around the world, and made a fortune from royalties and ticket sales. He has been praised as a musical innovator who has stretched the boundaries of rock 'n' roll. He has also been busted for drugs three times - as many times as he's been married. He has seen tragedy in the deaths of his father, his mother, and three of his bandmates - one of whom died from drink, one from drugs, and one in a terrible crash - and has been perilously close to death himself. Through it all, Garcia has maintained the approach to life he developed in the Haight-Ashbury of the 1960s. He's doing his part to make the world a better place by performing the best he can, as often as he can, and sharing the good times he creates with as many people as possible.

Baker
& Taylor

Tracing the life of a cultural icon and popular music legend, the biography of Jerry Garcia, founder of the Grateful Dead, is the story of his innovative music, battle with drug addiction, and triumphant return from a near-death experience

Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781560250760
1560250763
Branch Call Number: B GAR
Characteristics: xiv, 288p. : ill. ; 24cm

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