Live Dead

The Grateful Dead Photographed by Bob Minkin

Written By: Steve Parish, Blair Jackson, Tom Constanten, Bob Minkin
Live Dead is a stunning retrospective of more than forty years of Grateful Dead concerts through the lens of renowned music photographer Bob Minkin.

In addition to performance images, Live Dead showcases intimate backstage shots, photos of the tour scene, and unique ephemera from inside the Dead's legendary “Vault.” These indelible photographs present the essence of the Dead including peak moments from their concerts at dozens of venues, such as Red Rocks, Winterland, Radio City, Capitol Theatre, Europe '81, and many more. Additionally, this unique volume features behind-the-scenes stories about many of the images, tales from the road—experiences every Deadhead can relate to—as well as a foreword by Steve Parish, an introduction by Blair Jackson, and commentary from Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Donna Jean, Wavy Gravy, Rock Scully, Carolyn “Mountain Girl” Garcia, Trixie Garcia, Ed Perlstein, and more. The post-Grateful Dead years are also represented through images of Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ratdog, and the current musical renaissance now happening in Marin County, California, at Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall, and Bob Weir's TRI Studios.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 11/4/2014
ISBN: 9781608874743
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 12 x 9


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Steve Parish, Contributor: Steve Parish was a key member of the Grateful Dead’s road crew for twenty-five years as well as the road manager for the Jerry Garcia Band. He currently works part-time for the Bay Area jam band Moonalice. He lives in Petaluma, California.

Blair Jackson, Contributor: Blair Jackson covered the Grateful Dead for more that twenty-five years and is the author of several books, including Garcia: An American Life, Grateful Dead Gear: The Band’s Instruments, Sound Systems, and Recording Sessions from 1965 to 1995, and Grateful Dead: The Music Never Stopped.

Tom Constanten, Contributor: Tom Constanten is an American keyboardist best known for playing with the Grateful Dead from 1968-1970. He has performed on more than forty albums throughout his career, including the Grateful Dead's Anthem of the Sun and his most recent solo project Deep Expressions, Longtime Known. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Bob Minkin, Photographer: Bob Minkin is a photographer whose work has appeared on the covers and interiors of many magazines, books, and music CDs and DVDs. Clients have included Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Relix, Entertainment Weekly, Guitar World, Guitar Player, and Grateful Dead Productions. Bob continues to photographically document the music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, he lives with his family in Marin County, California.