This collection comprises research materials for and drafts of the book Playing in the Band: An Oral and Visual Portrait of the Grateful Dead (New York: St. Martin's, 1985), writings sent to David Gans, VHS tapes of the Garcia trial, CDs of the radio show The Grateful Dead Hour, and interviews on cassette tapes.
David Gans is a musician, writer, journalist, record producer, photographer, and radio host who has written on the Grateful
Dead for more than three decades. A professional musician, he has also performed songs from the Grateful Dead songbook as
part of his solo act and with numerous bands. His long-running syndicated radio show, The Grateful Dead Hour, is heard nationwide, and he consults for the Grateful Dead channel on Sirius XM. Author of the seminal Grateful Dead books
Playing in the Band (St. Martin's, 1996) and Conversations with the Dead (Da Capo, 2002), he is also a longtime presenter at Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus meetings.
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