Jerry and the Grateful Dead & the Summer of Love

Jerry Garcia Day event with journalist and broadcaster Ben Fong-Torres
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Celebrate Jerry Day!

Come join us as journalist and broadcaster Ben Fong-Torres revisits his travels with Jerry and the Grateful Dead from his years with Rolling Stone; including a visit with Jerry in Boulder as the Dead observed its 15th anniversary and a press conference, of sorts, with him for a Rolling Stone special issue on the 10th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

Reminisce with Ben about his article for Rolling Stone after Jerry died. Ruminate about the Deadheads, about the San Francisco music scene, and about his book, The Grateful Dead Scrapbook, published in 2009 with the band's cooperation.

Ben will reflect on 50 years on the rock scene, both as a journalist and broadcaster.

Be part of the happening. Exhibitions, author talks, arts and crafts and more as San Francisco Public Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. See the SFPL Summer of Love Program Guide (PDF)

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