Ed Perlstein began his photography career in the mid-1970's, working closely with the Grateful Dead and other San Francisco bands. His work has appeared in many of the Grateful Dead CDs, DVDs, books, calendars and promotional materials. The Dead recommended Ed's images to BAM (Bay Area Music) Magazine, where he worked for several years. Assignments included The Band's Last Waltz, the Berkeley Jazz Festival and the Tribal Stomp reunion, featuring many of the Sixties psychedelic bands. Ed also worked closely with promoter Bill Graham, photographing many of rocks most celebrated musicians. Bill hired Ed to photograph the final night at Winterland, San Francisco's premier rock venue in the 1970's. Those photographs were featured in the Grateful Dead's "Closing of Winterland" DVD, for which Ed received a platinum award.