[2014] jack kelly: jerry garcia

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[2014] jack kelly: jerry garcia


1942 Jerry Garcia was born in San Francisco.1948 Jerry loses a fingertip in a wood-chopping accident and Jerry's father drowns while on a camping trip.1949 ~ Jerry takes piano lessons.1957 8/?? Jerry starts playing guitar at age 15.1965 12/0? Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco.1985 Jerry is busted for heroin and cocaine possession in Golden Gate Park and enters drug treatment program.1995 Jerry Garcia dies in Forest Knolls CA, at age 53.

Jerry Garcia made all kinds of music. Playing with the Grateful Dead, Jerry performed in 2,317 shows and played 36,086 songs over a 30 year span. He also played with many side projects, including the Saunders-Garcia Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage. In 2003, Jerry was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".

Lasting Impact

Even today, people are listening and talking about the Grateful Dead. From 1965 to the present, people young and old love the Grateful Dead. Jerry may be dead but his music lives on!


This is one of my favorite songs from the Grateful Dead :Dire Wolf

Biography of Jerry Garcia



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