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Published: 2012/03/22

The Grateful Dead Dawn of the Dead Documentary to be Released in May

A new Grateful Dead documentary, titled Dawn of the Dead: The Grateful Dead & The Rise of the San Francisco Underground, will be released on May 22. The documentary provides an in-depth analysis of the rise of the San Francisco underground music scene, the emergence of the psychedelic scene and the definitive band surrounding the movement, the Grateful Dead. While the film focuses on the Dead and their position at the helm of the movement, it also explores the worlds of Big Brother & The Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane, The Charlatans and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

In addition to live and studio footage of Grateful Dead and the other San Francisco bands, the documentary also includes news reports from the time as well as brand new interviews with Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully; the Dead’s experimental professor, Tom ‘T.C.’ Constanten; Big Brother’s Peter Albin; Mike Willlhelm of The Charlatans; publicist and official Dead biographer, Dennis McNally; Counter-Culture and Dead author and journalist (and host of ‘The Grateful Dead Hour’), David Gans; Merry Prankster and best friend of the late Ken Kesey, Ken Babbs, plus commentary from noted journalists from the scene.

You can check out the official trailer below. Order your copy here.

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