A Photographic Memoir: My Good Old Days with the Grateful Dead and the San Francisco Music Scene 1964-1974
338 pages, Publisher: TIOLI Press and Bytes (August 28, 2013)
Photographer and Grateful Dead insider Rosie McGee tells dozens of previously-untold stories of living, traveling and working with the Dead during their first decade as a band. The book is illustrated with 200 of her rare and candid photographs, many never before seen in print. Not just for Deadheads or baby boomers—this book is for anyone seeking a woman's intimate account of the San Francisco rock music community in the Sixties, rare in a field of such books most often written by men. Included are firsthand stories of Autumn Records, The Matrix nightclub, the Acid Tests, Olompali, life in the Haight-Ashbury, the Human Be-In, the Grateful Dead (and the author's) bust at 710 Ashbury, New York, Toronto and Montreal with the Dead and Jefferson Airplane, Monterey Pop, Altamont, the Dead's Europe 1972 tour, and encounters with individuals as diverse as Tom Donahue, Phil Spector, Lenny Bruce, Janis Joplin, Owsley Stanley, Timothy Leary, Jesse Colin Young, Julie Christie and many others.