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Grateful Dead Scrapbook: The Long, Strange Trip in Stories, Photos, and Memorabilia
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Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. "The Grateful Dead Scrapbook" collects a trove of rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera. To accompany the eye-popping visuals, renowned journalist Ben Fong-Torres contributes a rich text that tells the band's story in a fresh way, centering each chapter on a pivotal song that encapsulates a certain era of the band's songwriting, performance, and community, and drawing on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene and the band. Bound in an eye-catching slipcase and including an audio CD, "The Grateful Dead Scrapbook" is a fully illustrated volume as...
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Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. "The Grateful Dead Scrapbook" collects a trove of rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera. To accompany the eye-popping visuals, renowned journalist Ben Fong-Torres contributes a rich text that tells the band's story in a fresh way, centering each chapter on a pivotal song that encapsulates a certain era of the band's songwriting, performance, and community, and drawing on his personal knowledge of the San Francisco music scene and the band. Bound in an eye-catching slipcase and including an audio CD, "The Grateful Dead Scrapbook" is a fully illustrated volume as colorful as the band itself.

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About Ben

Ben Fong-Torres was born in Alameda, California, in 1945, and raised in Oakland’s Chinatown, where his parents owned a restaurant. Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Fong-Torres’ father, Ricardo Fong-Torres (born Fong Kwok Seung), changed his surname to Torres and posed as a...

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