Jerry Garcia


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Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead. Though 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 ... more »

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  • ''For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part, the social part. The real part was the spiritual part.''
    Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).
  • ''Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.''
    Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).
  • ''What we do is as American as lynch mobs. America has always been a complex place.''
    Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).
  • ''Nobody stopped thinking about those psychedelic experiences. Once you've been to some of those places, you think, "How can I get back there again but make it a little easier on myself?"''
    Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).
  • ''America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.''
    Jerry Garcia (1942-1995), U.S. rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).
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