Fare Thee Well: Grateful Dead Celebrate History
The name "Grateful Dead" got ironic indeed after the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia.
The remaining "core four" of the band could not decide on an appropriate legacy for the band or its most famous, and now missing, member. And it took 20 years for an agreement to emerge, and the "Fare Thee Well" tour was the result.
The tour gave a title to Joel Selvin's book, Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip. The author visits with highlights of the latter-day version of the long, strange trip.