Showing posts with label Grateful Dead. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grateful Dead. Show all posts

August 01, 2011

Today would have been Jerry Garcia's birthday

Library 978-0-7660-3028-2
Paperback 978-1-59845-3620-8
Grades 5–up
One of the founding members of the band the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia became the lead guitarist and lead singer, however he did not like that role. He wanted the band to be democratic, with everyone having a say into what the band did.

With the death of Jerry Garcia on August 9, 1995, the band members felt that they could not continue without Jerry, and out of respect for him, dissolved the band. In 1994, members of the band had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Grateful Dead received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys in 2007.

Available in both library and paperback editions, this title is a great read for deadheads.

September 08, 2010

Today would have been Ron McKernan's birthday

One of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, Ron McKernan played the organ, harmonica, and percussion. He occasionally sang as well as played the guitar. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 with the other members of the Grateful Dead.

Grateful Dead is part of Enslow's Rebels of Rock series. The entire series is available in both library and paperback versions.

May 07, 2010

Today is Bill Kreutzmann's birthday

Grateful Dead ''What a Long, Strange Trip it’s Been''
Author: Michele C. Hollow
State Affiliation of Author: NJ
ISBN-13: 978-0-7660-3028-2
Publication Year: 2009
Interest Level: Grades 5-up
Page Count: 104

''There's nothing like a Grateful Dead concert.'' Chanted at every concert, those words say it all. There really is nothing like a Grateful Dead concert. Fans knew they would encounter friends, old and new, at all the shows. Swaying and dancing to the melodies, many "Deadheads" would follow their favorite band from show to show. Author Michele C. Hollow has interviewed Bob Weir, lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter for the Grateful Dead; Dennis McNally, the Grateful Dead's publicist for over twenty years; as well as David Gans, the radio host of the nationally syndicated "Grateful Dead Hour."