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Author Troy, Sandy.

Title Captain Trips : a biography of Jerry Garcia / by Sandy Troy.

Publication Info. New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  780.92 G165    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  780.92 GARCIA T    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 288 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-275) and index.
Summary "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."--Jacket.
Contents The long, strange trip begins -- From acoustic bluegrass to electric rock -- The grateful dead arise -- The musician for the Woodstock nation -- Taking care of business -- A decade of change -- Million sellers and an ice cream called Garcia -- I will survive -- Epilogue.
Subject Garcia, Jerry, 1942-1995.
Grateful Dead (Musical group)
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Drugs and popular music.
Garcia, Jerry, 1942-1995 (OCoLC)fst00296820
Grateful Dead (Musical group) (OCoLC)fst00576854
Drugs and popular music. (OCoLC)fst00898973
Rock musicians. (OCoLC)fst01099238
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Title Biography of Jerry Garcia
ISBN 1560250763
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