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Birth name: Jerome John Garcia.
Born: August 1, 1942 San Francisco, California, USA.
Died: August 9, 1995 (aged 53) Forest Knolls, California, USA.
Jerry Garcia biography (bio):
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia was an American musician, songwriter, and artist best known for being the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Garcia was viewed by the media as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.
Performing with the Grateful Dead for its entire three decade career (which spanned from 1965 to 1995), Garcia participated in a variety of side projects, including forming The New Riders of The Purple Sage with John Dawson, Legion of Mary, and the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, and several solo albums. He also contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was very well known by many for his highly distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in the Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time cover story.
Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill due to his unstable weight, and chronic heroin addiction. After experiencing a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life in 1986, Garcia endeavored to live on healthier terms until his sudden death in a rehabilitation facility in August of 1995.