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Jerry Garcia

Rock Musician Jerry Garcia
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Profession: Rock Musician

United States of America

Why Famous: Grateful Dead - "Uncle John's Band"

Born: August 1, 1942
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Died: August 9, 1995 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: A heart attack

Married Life

  • 1963-04-23 American guitarist Jerry Garcia (20) weds Sara Ruppenthal in California; divorce in 1967
  • 1981-12-31 Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia (38) weds Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Adams (35); divorce in 1994
  • 1994-02-14 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California

Historical Events

  • 1963-12-31 Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir play music together for the 1st time
  • 1973-03-27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding and LSD possession
  • 1986-08-01 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia is released from hospital after a 3 week coma
  • 1987-07-29 Ben & Jerry's and Jerry Garcia agree on new flavor: Cherry Garcia
  • 1995-07-09 Jerry Garcia's unexpectedly final concert with The Grateful Dead, at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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