Dark Star by Robert Greenfield
An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia

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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.

 

About Robert Greenfield

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Robert Greenfield is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and playwright, and is the author of Bill Graham Presents: My Life Inside Rock and Out; Exile on Main St.: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones; and Timothy Leary: A Biography. He lives in California.
 
Published November 20, 2012 by It Books. 406 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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