Jerry Garcia, of Grateful Dead
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New Photo Book Chronicles Grateful Dead's 30-Year Tour Run
The 30-year long, strange trip that saw the Grateful Dead elevate themselves from ubiquitous San Francisco Bay Area bar band and perennial in-house entertainment for Ken Kesey's famous Acid Tests to a nationally-recognized institution of American counterculture and eternal fixture of the psychedelic jam touring scene generated a massive body of recordings and photographs.
More than 200 of the best photos from the Dead's archives have been compiled for a new book chronicling the band's original three-plus-decade run from 1965 to 1995.
Eyes Of The World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 – 1995 comprises shots taken by more than 60 photographers, including Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger and Jay Blakesberg, who not only circulated within the band's orbit but would go on to join the ranks of the most famous rock photographers to ever pick up a camera.
No doubt a must-have holiday gift for any Dead fan, the volume is available now from Rock Out Books.