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With cameos from the Hell’s Angels, the CIA, and the Beat Poets, the Grateful Dead’s adventures encapsulates the story of American counter-culture.

We explore this history with Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: the Inside Story of the Grateful Dead as revealed to him during a dozen years on the road with the band, extensive interviews with both central and tangential characters, and, a mountain of research.  Ben Ratliff writes in the New York Times, that Dennis “had more access to his subjects and their trails of paper, recording tape and roach clips than almost all previous rock biographers.”

Dennis is also the author of Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, The Beat Generation & America
and the powerful Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom. 

Published by David Ellenbogen

I am a musician, producer, educator and NYC radio host.