Jerry Garcia

Born 1 August 1942. Died 9 August 1995
Jerry Garcia
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1942-08-01
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Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia Biography (Wikipedia)

Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Although he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.

One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-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 & 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). 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 Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story in 2003. (In the 2015 version of the list he was ranked at #46.)

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Been All Around This World
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Been All Around This World
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Russian Lullaby
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Russian Lullaby
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Love Scene
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Love Scene
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Let It Rock
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Let It Rock
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3 Wishes (feat. Jerry Garcia)
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3 Wishes (feat. Jerry Garcia)
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Lonesome Town
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Lonesome Town
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The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
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The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
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Stealin'
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Stealin'
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