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For Grateful Dead fans, half the fun is the music. The other half is the memories they have of being part of the "long strange trip" that is the Dead's traveling road show. Filled with recollections of colorful characters surrounding the Grateful Dead--musicians, artists, kids, photographers, cooks, road crew, and the group itself--Deadheads is a collage of memories, datin ...more
Paperback, 243 pages
Published October 1st 1995 by Carol Publishing Corporation
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John Bastin
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful collection of memories and stories from the family of friends and acquaintances, fans of the Grateful Dead known as “Deadheads.” It’s a large collection and by the end I was ready for it to be done, but it was a worthwhile read, and I’m glad I took the trip.
L.V. Sage
This book is a wonderful collection of memories, stories, adventures, feelings and experiences involving the Grateful Dead, Deadheads and the community that they all share. I was Deadhead for a few years in the mid-1980s and had some of the very best times of my life at the fifty-two shows I attended in Southern and Northern California. This collection brought back so many memories and feelings of those more often than not carefree days. Linda Kelly contributes a few of her own insights and memo ...more
Jon
May 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
I really like the concept of this book, a bunch of Deadheads of various ages, backgrounds and occupations telling their tour stories and about their formative experienced with the band, but I think the execution left a little to be desired. While I loved reading thoughts from guys like Timothy Leary, David Gans and others in the Dead's direct orbit, there were far too may repeats of essentially the same stories squeezed in under the different headings. And, hoo boy, I can't believe how much Head ...more
Jim Patton
Just the same 10-15 people telling stories. Not that interesting
Dkolacinski
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Except for listening to the GD music, their ain't nothin' like Deadheads! ...more
David Ward
Deadheads: Stories From Fellow Artists, Friends, and Followers of the Grateful Dead by Linda Kelly (Carol Publishing Corp. 1995)(780.92). This is a remarkable collection of memories and stories about life around the Grateful Dead by the artists, cooks, drivers, Deadheads, and others who knew the band best. My rating: 7/10, finished 1996.
Haylee
Oct 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I read this back in my following Phish days and loved it. I love Deaheads. I love stories about them. If Jerry Garcia wouldn't have died when I was 12 I would have definitly followed the Grateful Dead. ...more
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Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Though I was never able to see the Dead in concert I have loved their music since I was young. This book is an interesting way to connect to those sights and sounds and experiences.
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Linda Kelly experienced her first concert when she was 15 -- the Sex Pistols' very last show at the notorious Winterland -- and has been a great lover of music ever since.

She majored in journalism at San Francisco State University and has been a writer/editor for the likes of Spin Magazine, Mix Magazine, Quokka Sports, Lucasfilm, Astrology.com/NBC Universal, and even penned lyrics for the Spin Do
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