America Betrayed – Rock Scully Mgr. of the Grateful Dead

Co-author with David Dalton of the book Living with the Dead, was the manager of the band The Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1985. He was a close friend of Jerry Garcia and may be one of the few people who knew the real Jerry up close and personal. Although he receives very little credit from the band, it is largely because of him that the Dead made it big.

Living in The Haight before and during the infamous Summer of Love, Scully first saw the band play at one of Ken Kesey’s notorious Acid Tests under the name “The Warlocks.” When he was first introduced he thought that they were the ugliest band he had ever seen, and that they were going no where in the music industry. Little to say, he signed on as the band’s manager almost immediately. He started to book the band at small local venues like The Fillmore, a place where many bands such as Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and Quicksilver Messenger Service got their start.

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