"They're not the best at what thye do, they're the only ones that do what the do!"
Rock impresario Bill Graham's statment sums up the incredible appeal of the Grateful Dead. Tha band has been playing its unique fusion of rock, country, folk, blues and jazz since the mid-SIxties and is a true music legend. WIth millions of fans worldwide, including the most loyal and fanatical followers in the world (the Dead-heads) the Dead are still alive and well.
Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stopped is the definitive look at the Dead phenomenon, featuring a critical look at the group's history and music, classic photographs (many never seen before) and rare interviews with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Co., plus a detailed Grateful Dead family tree. In this insightful account, writer Blair Jackson, managing editor of BAM magazine, the largest regional music magazine in the country, has covered every mile of the band's journey, from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock to the pyramids of Egypt and beyond. Having attended more than 75 Grateful Dead concerts, Jackson demonstrates the truth of the band's most popular lyric, "What a long strange trip it's been!"