Jerry Garcia on the Acid Tests / Blank on Blank


April 30, 2017 4:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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“Jerome John “Jerry” Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.[2][3] Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or “spokesman” of the group.[2][3][4][5]

One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), 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 (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson).[2]He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stones “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” cover story.[6]

Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his diabetes, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions,[4][5] and was staying in a California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack in August 1995 at the age of 53.[3][5]

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Hey Jerry,

We miss you so much, but you’re playing music with the Heavenly Spheres.

Alice

 

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