“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Jerry Garcia (American Musician)
Date of Birth:
August 1, 1942
Date of Death:
August 9, 1995
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was a musician, songwriter, artist, and lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Though he vehemently disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.
One of the original founders of the Grateful Dead, Garcia performed with the Dead for its entire three-decade career ; and also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, and Legion of Mary. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage with John Dawson and David Nelson. 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 by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story.