Jerry Garcia Biography
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2000 Madame Tussaud's New York wax museum displays a likeness of Jerry
1998 ~Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead stamps issued
1995 11/07Garcia asteroid named
1995 8/13Jerry is celebrated by family and 25,000 friends in Golden Gate Park
1995 8/09Jerry dies in Forest Knolls, CA at age 53
1995 Jerry receives a death threat
1994 9/~Phil Lesh & Friends formed
1994 1/19Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
1994 ~Second Sight formed
1992 8/??Jerry collapses from exhaustion and cancels a tour
1992 7/??J. Garcia ties marketed
1990 12/17Garcia/Grisman formed
1988 Jerry becomes a certified SCUBA diver, partially replacing drug use
1987 10/15Lunt-Fontanne Theater sell-out shows by Garcia bands
1987 8/29Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band formed
1987 Cherry Garcia ice cream introduced by Ben & Jerry's
1986 12/15Grateful Dead return to performing 5 months after Jerry emerges from coma
1986 7/10Jerry lapses into a near-fatal diabetic coma for 5 days
1985 Jerry is confronted by the rest of the band regarding his drug abuse
1985 Jerry enters drug treatment program
1985 1/??Jerry is busted for heroin and cocaine possession in Golden Gate Park
1982 4/21Garcia/Kahn formed
1979 1/30Reconstruction formed
1978 11/2?Jerry loses his voice and cancels a tour
1975 8/20Keith and Donna Band formed
1975 8/05Jerry Garcia Band formed
1974 7/~Legion of Mary formed
1974 4/20Great American String Band formed
1973 8/~Jerry gets a year's probation in NJ for LSD, marijuana, and cocaine
1973 3/02Old & In The Way formed
1972 John Kahn meets Jerry at a Monday night session at the Matrix
1971 2/~Garcia/Saunders formed
1970 ~Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra formed
1970 9/~Jerry Garcia & Friends formed
1970 5/18Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales formed
1969 Merl Saunders meets Jerry
1969 6/~New Riders of the Purple Sage formed
1969 Bobby Ace and the Cards from the Bottom of the Deck formed
1968 10/08Mickey and the Hartbeats formed
1965 12/0?Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco
1965 12/01Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
1965 11/06Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
1965 5/05Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
1965 4/??Warlocks formed
1964 ~David Grisman meets Jerry on a bluegrass quest in West Grove, PA
1964 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions formed
1964 3/~Black Mountain Boys formed
1963 Zodiacs formed
1963 5/~Jerry & Sarah formed
1963 2/~The Wildwood Boys formed
1962 12/31Bobby jams with Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store
1962 12/~Thunder Mountain Tub Thumpers formed
1962 11/~Hart Valley Drifters formed
1962 11/~Jerry Garcia & David Nelson formed
1962 10/??Bobby meets Jerry backstage at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 6/~Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers formed
1962 Phil hears Jerry play at a party at the Chateau
1962 Jerry starts playing banjo, purchased from Bill
1962 Bill meets Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store in Palo Alto
1962 ~Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 Pigpen meets Jerry on the San Mateo Peninsula coffeehouse circuit
1962 Asphalt Jungle Boys formed
1961 11/~Jerry Garcia formed
1961 7/~Garcia, Leicester & Hunter formed
1961 ~Jerry Garcia and Friends formed
1961 Garcia, Hunter & Albin formed
1961 Bob & Jerry formed
1960 ~Jerry is thrown from a rolling car in an accident, breaking his collarbone
1960 4/~Hunter meets Jerry at Commedia Theater in Palo Alto
1959 ~Jerry joins the Army at age 17
1957 8/??Jerry starts playing guitar at age 15
1949 ~Jerry takes piano lessons
1948 Jerry's father drowns while on a camping trip
1948 Jerry loses a fingertip in a wood-chopping accident at age 5
1942 8/01Jerome John Garcia is born in San Francisco