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The Resource No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson

No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson

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No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead
Title
No simple highway
Title remainder
a cultural history of the Grateful Dead
Statement of responsibility
Peter Richardson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why--and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the acid tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals--for ecstasy, mobility, and community--it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stones. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10396468
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Peter
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Grateful Dead (Musical group)
  • Grateful Dead (Musical group)
  • Rock musicians
  • Rock music
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Rock
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • United States
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a cultural history of the Grateful Dead
Label
No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecstasy -- Mobility -- Community
Control code
1077179
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
73 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250010629
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014036345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250010629
  • (OCoLC)878023937
Label
No simple highway : a cultural history of the Grateful Dead, Peter Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ecstasy -- Mobility -- Community
Control code
1077179
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
73 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250010629
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014036345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781250010629
  • (OCoLC)878023937

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