Country Joe and Me is about a rock-folk icon and a San Francisco public school teacher. A long time ago Country Joe McDonald and his Navy pal Ron Cabral had an idea to write a book about the story of their lives. They met in 1960 while serving in the U.S. Navy as 18-year old sailors at Atsugi, Japan. Follow their interactions over several decades - a roller coaster ride of shared experiences in the military, education and music. Told by Cabral from the perspective of ground zero it offers a unique look at the emergence of Country Joe and the cultural, political, and musical revolution that blossomed in San Francisco and Berkeley during the late 60s and early 70s.
There are chapters on Country Joe and The Fish, Janis Joplin and Joes brief love affair with her. Go behind the scenes with Bill Graham and Jerry Garcia during Summerland - a very special project for high school students initiated by Country Joe while he was a volunteer teacher in Rons school called Opportunity High. Also included are the lyrics to some of Country Joes most important songs, memorabilia, rare photos, a discography and a lot more.
There is a special Afterword by Country Joe on his role with the Vietnam Vets over the years. A must read for every Country Joe fan. This is the only book currently available on Country Joe. For more information on Country Joe see www.countryjoe.com.