The Grateful Dead was not merely a rock band but a subculture, the lasting representative of the San Francisco music renaissance of the 1960s as well as the Haight-Ashbury "hippie" subculture of that era. Although each member of the band contributed to its musical and social structure, Jerry Garcia had perhaps the largest influence, and his contribution was directly connected to his San Francisco upbringing and the distrinctly San Francisco values he brought to his life and the Dead.
Dennis McNally, the band's long-time publicist and authorized biographer (A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead) will talk about those values from his perspective as a trained historian as well as a member of the band's staff.
Join us for this program presented in partnership with Jerry Day 2013. For more Jerry Day celebrations, see the official website at http://www.jerryday.org/