The 1960s counterculture (an anti-establishment phenomenon that existed between the early 1960s and the beginning of the 1970s) took on music, drugs and politics. If one man could be said to epitomize its spirit, that man would be Jerry Garcia.
Garcia had been mixing with scenesters and insiders since the early part of the decade. Indeed, he met Grateful Dead cohort Phil Lesh at a party held at Ken Kesey's house in '62…and began using LSD in 1964.
By this time Jerry was playing guitar and banjo in a jug band (which had morphed into The Warlocks by 1965), featuring Phil Lesh on bass guitar, Bill Kreutzmann on drums, and "Pigpen," who'd played with Garcia since his jug band days. The Warlocks became the Grateful Dead soon thereafter, and while the rest may be history, it's also one hell of a story…which this DVD set attempts to tell, in parallel with the story of the counterculture.
See classic archive footage, interviews old and new, and contributions from the likes of Garcia, Lesh, Kesey, Bob Weir, Paul Kantner, Bill Graham and numerous others. Experience this enticing and revealing documentary film set about what was going down during the build up to the Summer of Love and beyond.