I was so lucky that my parents chose San Francisco when we arrived in the U.S. as French immigrants. How could they know that their sheltered younger daughter would grow up to rebel beyond their wildest fears, running off to join the circus of the Bay Area's most notorious band?
I moved in with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh at the band's L.A. home in February of 1966. When we split four years later, I remained in the Dead's inner circle as their French interpreter, on-stage dancing girl, travel agent and office manager for Alembic, the band's sound and recording team.
My candid photographs of the Dead have appeared in books, docu-mentaries and publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone magazine.
My prime time with the Dead ended in 1974, after which I traveled the world; lived in New Mexico, Oregon and at Grand Canyon National Park - taking photos all the way.
I love being back in the San Francisco Bay Area after a 20-year absence. I have a long-haired counterculture son who lives in Eugene, Oregon. There was no need for him to rebel.
Dancing with the Dead
- My Good Old Days with the Grateful Dead & the San Francisco Music Scene 1964-1974
- By: Rosie McGee
- Narrated by: Rosie McGee
- Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
Photographer and Grateful Dead insider Rosie McGee narrates her memoir, telling dozens of previously-untold stories of living, traveling and working with the Dead during their first decade as a band....
Rosie McGhee Chronicles An Epic Chapter in American Culture
- By DJPeebs on 10-18-18
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