Dancing with the Dead,
by Rosie McGee

AM484 - 2013

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Whilst this book is a must for Deadheads there is much here for anyone with more than a passing interest in the music scene of the West Coast in the middle to late 60's. There are some fabulous photographs of the Grateful Dead family but there are some great shots of the Jefferson Airplane and a lovely photograph of John Cipollina. As Rosie was part of the scene she has some great relaxed photos to share.

Yes it was an age of sex drugs and rock `n' roll but this is no kiss and tell account and all these issues are dealt with a maturity not often seen. As Phil Leash's girlfriend Rosie is well placed to share with us an insiders account. It comes across just how small the scene was when it started with the Acid Tests. How it blossomed at the Gathering of the Tribes in early 1967, flourished at Monterey Pop but by Altamont in 1969 the dream had faded. Rosie was witness to all these events and more. This is an essential addition to the canon and well recommended.
(amazon.com review)

Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: TIOLI Press & Bytes (28 Aug 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0984985212