Your Call: What explains the Grateful Dead's durable popularity?
On the October 27th edition of Your Call, we’ll speak with Peter Richardson about his new book, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.” For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway asks the simple questions: Why? Richardson argues that the band tapped three utopian ideals: ecstasy, mobility, and community. What explains the Dead’s continued appeal today? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Peter Richardson, lecturer in the humanities department at San Francisco State University and author of the new book Author of the new book, “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead.”