Jerry Garcia, who passed away in 1995, would have turned 71 years old today. To celebrate his life and times we’ve gathered a handful of great images from Jim Marshall’s vast collection of Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead shots as a little JMPLLC tribute.
There are some other very cool things going on around town to celebrate Garcia’s legacy, the Grateful Dead and a social and musical phenomenon that was kickstarted in the ’60s and just seems to keep on truckin’.
Most notably, musician Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, The Dead) and the San Francisco Symphony are offering up an orchestral program tonight and tomorrow, Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration With Warren Haynes, that features Garcia’s original compositions and the classic standards that were also linchpins of Garcia and Grateful Dead shows.
Also, Jerry Day at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in McLaren Park is happening this Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013 to “celebrate one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San Francisco native son – Jerry Garcia. This event captures the true spirit of Jerry Garcia as we celebrate his legacy, the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, and recognize his Excelsior roots.
“By uniting the diverse communities of San Francisco through Jerry’s music, we are creating something extraordinary for Jerry’s childhood neighborhood – the Excelsior District, McLaren Park, and the City and County of San Francisco.” More Jerry events can be found here.
And for those of you out there who’d like to learn a lot more about Jim Marshall and his connections to Garcia and the Grateful Dead, feel free to check out the original JMPLLC blogs that featured some of these shots and the stories surrounding them, at the following links or just search the blog for “Jerry Garcia”: More Rare Live + Still Dead Grateful Dead: The Long Strange Trip Begins Valentine’s from the JMPLLC Archives