jerry garcia was born on august 1, 1942 - 67 years ago today! tragically, he died almost 14 years ago, on august 9, 1995 - he had just passed his 53rd birthday. while jerry was know primarily for his founding role in the grateful dead, he had many side projects (including the jerry garcia band) and interests (painting).
last year, it was announced that a film (based on material from the "dark star" biography) of jerry's early, pre-grateful dead, years was in development. until that film is produced and released, there is plenty of jerry material out there to enjoy.
happy birthday jerry!
take some time to remember him today!