DYLAN & THE GRATEFUL DEAD,
by Howard F. Weiner
This book chronicles Bob Dylan’s rapid ascent to immortality as the preeminent songwriter of his time, and contrasts that with the Grateful Dead’s long strange trip, during which they went from being a psychedelic band with a cult following to the most popular touring act in America. When Dylan & the Dead launched their historic 1987 tour, Dylan’s popularity was declining and he was out of touch with his muse. On the other hand, the Grateful Dead basked in the unexpected commercial success of their hit MTV video “Touch of Grey.” Inspired by his time with the Dead, Dylan experienced a rebirth as a performing artist.
- A TALE OF TWISTED FATE, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 1, 2017), paperback, 286 pages. ISBN 9781547190591