Their Music and Their Legacy
Psychedelic. Experimental. Counterculture. Poetic. Communal. Free. The adjectives used to describe the Grateful Dead could fill a small thesaurus and still never capture the quicksilver essence of a rule-defying rock group that never goes out of style. With a forward by lyricist Robert Hunter and rare archival photos, this special edition, The Grateful Dead: Along the Golden Road, brought to you by the editors at LIFE, pays tribute to one of the most beloved bands in American music history. Revisit "The Grateful Dead, Family and Friends." Drop back in on "The Scene" that was to go beyond music to create a lifestyle for a community of millions. Listen in on the intimate recollections of Robert Hunter, David Nelson, Herb Greene, and Grace Slick. Last, consider just how this music seems to transcend even death in "Afterlife," a moving look at the legacy and longevity of this music so dedicated to peace and the people for whom it was made.