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