Garcia: An American Life

An American Life

Blair Jackson - Author

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ISBN 9780140291995 | 560 pages | 01 Aug 2000 | Penguin | 6.02 x 9.17in | 18 - AND UP
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He was there when Dylan went electric, when a generation danced naked at Woodstock, and when Ken Kesey started experimenting with acid. Jerry Garcia was one of the most gifted musicians of all time, and he was a member of one of the most worshiped rock 'n' roll bands in history. Now, Blair Jackson, who covered the Grateful Dead for twenty-five years, gives us an unparalleled portrait of Garcia--the musical genius, the brilliant songwriter, and ultimately, the tortured soul plagued by his own addiction. With more than forty photographs, many of them previously unpublished, Garcia: An American Life is the ultimate tribute to the man who, Bob Dylan said, "had no equal."
Prologue: A Hopeful Candle Flickers

Chapter 1: Another Time's Forgotten Space
Chapter 2: Recall the Days that Still Are to Come
Chapter 3: There Were Days Between
Chapter 4: I Can't Come Down, I've Been Set Free
Chapter 5: Can YOU Pass the Acid Test
Chapter 6: In the Book of Love's Own Dream
Chapter 7: Come Join the Party Every Day
Chapter 8: Poised for Flight, Wings Spread Bright
Chapter 9: Where Is the Child Who Played with the Sunshine?
Chapter 10: Listen to the River Sing Sweet Songs
Chapter 11: The Wheel Is Turning
Chapter 12: Wait Until that Deal Come 'Round
Chapter 13: Line Up a Long Shot, Maybe Try It Two Times
Chapter 14: Beneath the Sweet Calm Face of the Sea
Chapter 15: Some Rise, Some Fall, Some Climb . . .
Chapter 16: The Desert Stars Are Bright Tonight
Chapter 17: This Darkness Got to Give
Chapter 18: If Mercy's in Business, I Wish It for You
Chapter 19: Dawn Is Breaking Everywhere
Chapter 20: Show Me Something Built to Last
Chapter 21: So Many Roads to Ease My Soul
Chapter 22: A Broken Angel Sings from a Guitar
Chapter 23: There's Nothing You Can Hold for Very Long

Epilogue: Sleep in the Stars

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