Holly George-Warren

Grateful Dead 365

With over 740 pages of intimate photography and enlightening description, Grateful Dead 365 is a dazzling and indispensable prize for Deadheads, collectors, and rock enthusiasts everywhere. This extraordinary tome follows what is arguably America’s most identifiable band from their inception as the Warlocks in 1965, through 43 epic years of inexhaustible touring, all the way to their 2008 benefit reunion concert for Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Featuring the history-capturing work of such members of the Dead’s tireless photographic entourage as Baron Wolman, Jim Marshall, Herb Greene, Peter Simon, Jay Blakesberg, and Susana Millman, along with the era-defining artwork of Stanley Mouse, Grateful Dead 365 captures the most intimate and exciting moments in the life of the only band to have ever generated its own sub-culture.

Each of the 365 images is accompanied by a lively and elucidating caption, meticulously researched and written by Holly George-Warren, one of pop-cultures most highly respected historians.

Looking back at an incomparable career of never-ending highs, devastating lows, and uninterrupted musical euphoria, the Dead themselves were the first to exclaim, “What a long, strange trip it’s been!” Grateful Dead 365 puts you in the passenger’s seat for every leg of the journey.


"This is the Grateful Dead's kaleidoscopic 'long strange trip' in 365 by prolific author Holly George-Warren, co-editor of the Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll and curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation and the Grammy Museum. Dedicated to Deadheads past and present, George-Warren's 'flashback' traverses five decades with both iconic and new images from the pre-Dead Warlocks to the Dead reunion for a benefit for Barack Obama in February 2008, accompanied by illuminating historical context.

"A 1995 photograph taken by Jay Blakesberg in San Francisco of a shrine to Jerry Garcia that includes Garcia portraits also shot by Blakesberg is accompanied by hippie peace activist Wavy Gravy's explanation: 'The beauty of the Grateful Dead was their relationship with their fans. They just take this great big ball of love and bounce it out to the fans and the fans bounce it back, and each time it just gets bigger.'"
- Mary Ishimoto Morris,
The Washington Post, November 23, 2008

Selected Works

Biography
"One of the Top 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2014." - flavorwire.com, December 2013
"Every celebrity could use a biographer like Holly George-Warren" -- The New York Times, April 2007
Illustrated Nonfiction
“Girls with gumption and a "can do" spirit will get a big kick out of Holly George-Warren’s The Cowgirl Way, which provides a fascinating history of the Wild West and cowgirls, from big names like Annie Oakley to lesser-known gals of the 21st century. Chapters are interspersed with photos, quotes and memorabilia that nicely complement the text. And though the book's target audience is tweens (ages 10 and up), teens and adults will also enjoy George-Warren’s meticulously researched history of American cowgirls.” – Bookpage
"a spirited romp through colorful cowboy fashion explained in detail and illustrated with brilliant color photos."
--Farrah Weinstein, The New York Post, Dec. 23, 2001
Nonfiction
The behind-the-scenes story of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, co-written with festival producer Michael Lang.
"a boot-stompin' good time...shrewdly exploring the gap between the image and the reality of the wild frontier."
--Bookpage, 10/02
Photography, History, Non-fiction, Music, Pop-Culture
365 rare images compassing the band's 43-year history, with comprehensive and insightful captions.
Rock history, photography
The essential illustrated book on Punk: from the Stooges to Television to the Clash to Black Flag
Illustrated Children's Nonfiction
"Fans of any age will enjoy this paean to roots music." -- Horn Book, March 2006
"Recommended!"
--The New York Times Book Review, June 2001