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Altamont


Altamont


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In this breathtaking cultural history filled with exclusive, never-before-revealed details, celebrated rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.In the annals of rock history, the Altamont Speedway Free Festival on December 6, 1969, has long been seen as the distorted twin of Woodstockthe day that shattered the Sixties promise of peace and love when a concertgoer was killed by a member of the Hells Angels, the notorious biker club acting as security. While most people know of the events from the filmGimme Shelter, the whole story has remained buried in varied accounts, rumor, and mythuntil now. Altamont explores rocks darkest day, a fiasco that began well before the climactic death of Meredith Hunter and continued beyond that infamous December night. Joel Selvin probes every aspect of the showfrom the Stones hastily planned tour preceding the concert to the bad acid that swept through the audience to other deaths that also occurred that eveningto capture the full scope of the tragedy and its aftermath. He also provides an in-depth look at the Grateful Deads role in the events leading to Altamont, examining the bands behind-the-scenes presence in both arranging the show and hiring the Hells Angels as security. The product of twenty years of exhaustive research and dozens of interviews with many key players, including medical staff, Hells Angels members, the stage crew, and the musicians who were there, and featuring sixteen pages of color photos, Altamont is the ultimate account of the final event in rocks formative and most turbulent decade.

Always Pack a Party Dress


Always Pack a Party Dress


$4.99


An authentic voice in the world of style and how-to books, Amanda Brooks, with her unique and enviable yet accessible style, has inspired thousands of women? of all ages? to find their own personal look and explore their identity through the clothes they love to wear. In the past twenty years Brooks has worked as a photo assistant for Patrick Demarchelier, a? gallerina? at the Gagosian Gallery, and at various fashion posts, before finding her dream job as fashion director for Barneys New York. Along the way?and wearing more than a few of the kinds of outfits we?ve all regretted at one point or another?Brooks has discovered the key to creating her personal style, combining influences as wide-ranging as childhood prep school, Grateful Dead concerts, contemporary artists, pop culture, and her current home outside of the fashion bubble, a farm where she lives with her family (and a host of animals) in England. In Always Pack a Party Dress, Brooks recalls her early career aspirations and explores the evolution of her own personal style in stories of successes and failures alike, and offers fashion and beauty tips and inspiring photographs throughout. She shares her expertise and inside view with warm, candid, often witty prose. Always Pack a Party Dressis a must-read for high fashion or street style aficionados, and gorgeously produced gift book, Brooks? shares her expertise and insider view with warm, candid and often witty prose.

Back from the Dead


Back from the Dead


$7.99


This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead. In February 2007, Bill Walton suffered a catastrophic spinal collapse?the culmination of a lifetime of injuries?that left him unable to move. He spent three years on the floor of his house, eating his meals there and crawling to the bathroom, where he could barely hoist himself up onto the toilet. The excruciating pain and slow recovery tested Walton to the fullest. But with extraordinary patience, fortitude, determination, and sacrifice?and pioneering surgery?he recovered, and now shares his life story in this remarkable and unique memoir. Walton grew up in San Diego in the 1950s and 1960s and was deeply influenced by the political and cultural upheavals of that period. Although he strongly identified with the cool people, particularly in music and politics, his greatest role model outside his family was super-straight UCLA basketball coach John Wooden, a thoughtful, rigorous mentor who seemed immune to the turmoil of the times. Although there was always tension and conflict between them, the two men would speak nearly every day for forty-three years, until Wooden?s death at age ninety-nine. Despite a lifelong stuttering affliction Walton chose a career in broadcasting after his playing days ended. He eventually won an Emmy Award and other accolades for broadcasting and was recognized as a leading media pundit. John Wooden once said that no greatness ever came without sacrifice. Nothing better illustrates this saying than the real story of Walton?s life. In his own words, Back from the Dead shares this dramatic story, including his basketball and broadcasting careers, his many setbacks and rebounds, and his ultimate triumph as the toughest of champions.

Bear


Bear


$8.49


Award winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield brings readers the definitive biography of a Grateful Dead legend?Augustus Owsley Stanley III, known better by his nickname, Bear. From extensive interviews with Bear and a major Rolling Stone piece, Greenfield brings readers unparalleled access to one of the most important forces in the rise of the counter-culture of the sixties. Owsley provided the high octane rocket fuel that enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. Convinced of The Grateful Dead?s potential, Owsley helped loose the band upon the world by supplying the money that kept them going in their early days. He then faithfully recorded many of their greatest live performances before designing and perfecting the Dead?s sound system. Greenfield?s biography masterfully takes us through the life and times of Owsley?from the acid tests of the sixties through his years with the Dead?to bring us a full picture of this fascinating man for the first time. Full of amazing stories, this book is perfect for Grateful Dead fans and Sixties enthusiasts.

Birth Of The Grateful Dead Vol 1:stud


Birth Of The Grateful Dead Vol 1:stud


$40.69


BIRTH OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD VOLUME ONE TH [Vinyl Record]

Cannabis Rex - T-Shirt


Cannabis Rex – T-Shirt


$19.95


A peace-loving Native American tokes up in a psychedelic Cannabis Rex illustration by the legendary Grateful Dead artist Stanley Mouse on the front of this tan heavyweight t-shirt. A colorful, out there tee printed on quality 100% cotton.

Cannabis Rex - T-Shirt


Cannabis Rex – T-Shirt


$19.95


A peace-loving Native American tokes up in a psychedelic Cannabis Rex illustration by the legendary Grateful Dead artist Stanley Mouse on the front of this tan heavyweight t-shirt. A colorful, out there tee printed on quality 100% cotton.

Deal


Deal


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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums. Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill’s incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience. This was a band that knew no limits and Bill lived life to the fullest, pushing the boundaries of drugs, drums and high times, through devastating tragedy and remarkable triumph. But at this book’s beating heart is the music-theirs and others. Some of the greatest musicians and concerts were a part of the Grateful Dead’s career, from sharing the stage with Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, and The Who, to playing in the Acid Tests, The Monterey Pop Festival, Woodstock and Altamont. Bill’s life is a chronicle of American music and pop culture history and his epic personal journey is one of sonic discovery and thrilling experiences.

Exile on Front Street


Exile on Front Street


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After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As the president of the high-profile Ventura chapter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger?s yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, the Grateful Dead and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving isn?t easy, and within two weeks of retirement he was told he was? out bad,? blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, even told he should remove his Death?s Head tattoo. Now, Christie?s set out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a middle-class electrician gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this action-packed, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world?s most infamous motorcycle club.

Flashback With The Grateful Dead


Flashback With The Grateful Dead


$4.72


Flashback With The Grateful Dead

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