Monday, August 09, 2010

Jerry Garcia

15 years ago today [9 August 1995] guitarist, singer, songerwriter, leader of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, died.

Whatever you think about them, they played a major influence in shaping North American culture in the 1960's and 70's.

Here's a couple of Garcia quotes:
  • "Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."
  • "Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us."
And who would have thought this would happen: The Atlantic has published a article - Management Secrets of the Grateful Dead

Of course, when I think of Jerry Garcia, I think of ben & jerry's - Cherry Garcia ice cream: Cherries with Fudge Flakes
Our euphorically edible tribute to guitarist Jerry Garcia & Grateful Dead fans everywhere, it's the first ice cream named for a rock legend & the most famous of our family of Fan-Suggested flavors.
It's not real good quality, but here's The Grateful Dead, performing "Dancing in the Streets" on 26 April 1977

"It's all over Now Baby Blue" from 14 June 1991

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