Jerry Garcia Timeline
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1942 8/01Jerome John Garcia is born in San Francisco
1948 Jerry loses a fingertip in a wood-chopping accident at age 5
1948 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
1960 ~Jerry is thrown from a rolling car in an accident, breaking his collarbone
1961 Bob & Jerry formed
1961 Garcia, Hunter & Albin formed
1961 ~Jerry Garcia and Friends formed
1961 7/~Garcia, Leicester & Hunter formed
1961 11/~Jerry Garcia formed
1962 Asphalt Jungle Boys formed
1962 Pigpen meets Jerry on the San Mateo Peninsula coffeehouse circuit
1962 ~Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 Bill meets Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store in Palo Alto
1962 Jerry starts playing banjo, purchased from Bill
1962 Phil hears Jerry play at a party at the Chateau
1962 6/~Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers formed
1962 10/??Bobby meets Jerry backstage at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1962 11/~Jerry Garcia & David Nelson formed
1962 11/~Hart Valley Drifters formed
1962 12/~Thunder Mountain Tub Thumpers formed
1962 12/31Bobby jams with Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store
1963 2/~The Wildwood Boys formed
1963 5/~Jerry & Sarah formed
1963 Zodiacs formed
1964 3/~Black Mountain Boys formed
1964 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions formed
1964 ~David Grisman meets Jerry on a bluegrass quest in West Grove, PA
1965 4/??Warlocks formed
1965 5/05Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
1965 11/03Emergency Crew   Demo Tape by Warlocks
1965 11/06Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
1965 12/01Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
1965 12/0?Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco
1967 3/17The Grateful Dead   LP
1968 7/18Anthem of the Sun   LP
1968 10/08Mickey and the Hartbeats formed
1969 6/20Aoxomoxoa   LP
1969 Bobby Ace and the Cards from the Bottom of the Deck formed
1969 6/~New Riders of the Purple Sage formed
1969 11/10Live/Dead   LP
1969 Merl Saunders meets Jerry
1970 5/18Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales formed
1970 6/14Workingman's Dead   LP
1970 9/~Jerry Garcia & Friends formed
1970 11/??Blows Against the Empire   LP by Paul Kantner - Jefferson Starship
1970 11/01American Beauty   LP
1970 12/??Zabriskie Point: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   LP by Various Artists
1970 ~Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra formed
1971 2/~Garcia/Saunders formed
1971 9/??New Riders of the Purple Sage   LP by New Riders of the Purple Sage
1971 10/06Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses)   LP
1971 12/??Hooteroll?   LP by Howard Wales, Jerry Garcia
1972 John Kahn meets Jerry at a Monday night session at the Matrix
1972 Heavy Turbulence   LP by Merl Saunders
1972 1/??Garcia   LP by Jerry Garcia
1972 5/??Ace   LP by Bob Weir
1972 5/??Rolling Thunder   LP by Mickey Hart
1972 11/05Europe '72   LP
1973 3/02Old & In The Way formed
1973 5/??Fire Up   LP by Merl Saunders and Friends
1973 7/13History of the Grateful Dead, Vol. 1 (Bear's Choice)   LP
1973 8/~Jerry gets a year's probation in NJ for LSD, marijuana, and cocaine
1973 10/15Wake of the Flood   LP
1973 Live at Keystone, Vol 1   LP by Saunders, Garcia, Kahn, Vitt
1973 Live at Keystone, Vol 2   LP by Saunders, Garcia, Kahn, Vitt
1974 4/20Great American String Band formed
1974 6/??Tales of the Great Rum Runners   LP by Robert Hunter
1974 7/~Legion of Mary formed
1974 6/21Compliments of Garcia   LP by Jerry Garcia
1974 6/27Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel   LP
1975 2/??Old & In The Way   LP by Old & In The Way
1975 3/??Keith & Donna   LP by Keith & Donna Jean Godchaux
1975 3/??Tiger Rose   LP by Robert Hunter
1975 8/05Jerry Garcia Band formed
1975 8/20Keith and Donna Band formed
1975 9/01Blues for Allah   LP
1975 10/??Seastones   LP by Ned Lagin
1976 2/??Reflections   LP by Jerry Garcia
1976 3/??Diga   LP by Mickey Hart, Diga Rhythm Band
1976 6/26Steal Your Face   LP
1977 7/27Terrapin Station   LP
1978 3/15Cats Under the Stars   LP by Jerry Garcia Band
1978 11/15Shakedown Street   LP
1978 11/2?Jerry loses his voice and cancels a tour
1979 1/30Reconstruction formed
1980 4/28Go to Heaven   LP
1981 4/01Reckoning   LP
1981 8/26Dead Set   LP
1982 Promontory Rider   LP by Robert Hunter
1982 4/13Late Night with David Letterman   TV Appearance by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir
1982 4/21Garcia/Kahn formed
1982 10/20Run for the Roses   LP by Jerry Garcia Band
1983 Hell's Angels Forever   Film with Jerry Garcia
1985 1/??Jerry is busted for heroin and cocaine possession in Golden Gate Park
1985 Jerry enters drug treatment program
1985 Jerry is confronted by the rest of the band regarding his drug abuse
1986 7/10Jerry lapses into a near-fatal diabetic coma for 5 days
1986 12/15Grateful Dead return to performing 5 months after Jerry emerges from coma
1987 Cherry Garcia ice cream introduced by Ben & Jerry's
1987 Levi's 501 Jeans   TV Commercial with Jerry Garcia
1987 7/06In the Dark   LP
1987 8/29Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band formed
1987 10/15Lunt-Fontanne Theater sell-out shows by Garcia bands
1988 Jerry becomes a certified SCUBA diver, partially replacing drug use
1988 3/01Liberty   LP by Robert Hunter
1988 6/08Keystone Encores   CD by Saunders, Garcia, Kahn, Vitt
1988 12/??Almost Acoustic   CD by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
1989 10/13Late Night with David Letterman   TV Appearance by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir
1989 10/31Built to Last   CD
1990 4/??Blues from the Rainforest: A Musical Suite   CD by Merl Saunders
1990 6/19A Night on the Town   CD by Bruce Hornsby and the Range
1990 8/30At the Edge   CD by Mickey Hart
1990 9/25Without a Net   CD
1990 12/??Blues from the Rainforest   Music Video by Merl Saunders, Jerry Garcia
1990 12/17Garcia/Grisman formed
1991 Levi's 501 Jeans   TV Commercial
1991 4/15One from the Vault   CD
1991 4/??A Night on the Town   Music Video by Bruce Hornsby, Jerry Garcia
1991 7/12Jerry Garcia/David Grisman   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
1991 7/~The Thrill is Gone   Music Video by David Grisman, Jerry Garcia
1991 8/27Jerry Garcia Band   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
1991 11/01Infrared Roses   CD
1992 5/12Two from the Vault   CD
1992 7/09Fire Up Plus   CD by Merl Saunders and Friends
1992 7/??J. Garcia ties marketed
1992 8/??Jerry collapses from exhaustion and cancels a tour
1992 9/??J. Garcia: Paintings, Drawings and Sketches   Book by J. Garcia, David Hinds
1993 4/06Harbor Lights   CD by Bruce Hornsby
1993 10/14Not for Kids Only   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
1993 11/01Dick's Picks, Volume 1   CD
1994 ~Second Sight formed
1994 1/19Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
1994 2/??Trios   CD by Rob Wasserman
1994 9/~Phil Lesh & Friends formed
1995 Jerry receives a death threat
1995 3/07Dick's Picks, Volume 2   CD
1995 6/20Smoke: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   CD by Various Artists
1995 7/18Hot House   CD by Bruce Hornsby
1995 8/09Jerry dies in Forest Knolls, CA at age 53
1995 8/13Jerry is celebrated by family and 25,000 friends in Golden Gate Park
1995 9/08Blue Incantation   CD by Sanjay Mishra with Special Guest Jerry Garcia
1995 9/26Hundred Year Hall   CD
1995 Garcia   Book by Rolling Stone
1995 Harrington Street   Book by Jerry Garcia
1995 11/07Dick's Picks, Volume 3   CD
1995 11/07Garcia asteroid named
1996 2/20That High Lonesome Sound   CD by Old & In The Way
1996 3/01Dick's Picks, Volume 4   CD
1996 5/28Dick's Picks, Volume 5   CD
1996 8/??The Teddy Bears' Picnic   Audiobook by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley
1996 10/07Dick's Picks, Volume 6   CD
1996 10/15Second Sight   CD by Second Sight
1996 10/29Dozin' at the Knick   CD
1996 10/29Shady Grove   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
1996 A Talk with Jerry Garcia   CD by Jerry Garcia, Joe Territo
1997 2/18Relix Bay Record Shop, Vol. 9: Tribute to Jerry Garcia   CD by Various Artists
1997 3/04Dick's Picks, Volume 7   CD
1997 4/15How Sweet It Is   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
1997 6/14Dick's Picks, Volume 8   CD
1997 6/17Fallout from the Phil Zone   CD
1997 9/??Terrapin Limited   CD
1997 10/28Dick's Picks, Volume 9   CD
1997 10/28Fillmore East 2-11-69   CD
1997 11/18Breakdown   CD by Old & In The Way
1998 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions   CD by Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions
1998 ~Jerry Garcia and Grateful Dead stamps issued
1998 2/??Dick's Picks, Volume 10   CD
1998 6/09Dick's Picks, Volume 11   CD
1998 8/18So What   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
1998 10/??Dick's Picks, Volume 12   CD
1999 3/??Dick's Picks, Volume 13   CD
1999 4/??Jerry Bear   Book by Jerry Garcia
1999 5/??There Ain't No Bugs on Me   Audiobook by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley
1999 6/01Side Trips Volume One   CD by Howard Wales, Jerry Garcia
1999 6/??Dick's Picks, Volume 14   CD
1999 6/??In the Spirit: Conversations with the Spirit of Jerry Garcia   Book by Wendy Weir, Jerry Garcia
1999 10/18Dick's Picks, Volume 15   CD
1999 10/??Wisdom of Jerry Garcia   Book by Jerry Garcia
1999 11/09So Many Roads (1965 - 1995)   CD
2000 3/07Dick's Picks, Volume 16   CD
2000 4/??Dick's Picks, Volume 17   CD
2000 4/25The Pizza Tapes   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Tony Rice
2000 4/25What Will You Wear, Jenny Jenkins?   Audiobook by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Bruce Whatley
2000 6/??Dick's Picks, Volume 18   CD
2000 6/??View from the Vault Soundtrack   CD
2000 10/10Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead   CD
2000 10/19Dick's Picks, Volume 19   CD
2000 Grateful Dawg   Film with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
2000 Madame Tussaud's New York wax museum displays a likeness of Jerry
2001 1/23Dick's Picks, Volume 20   CD
2001 1/23Don't Let Go   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2001 3/19Dick's Picks, Volume 21   CD
2001 3/20Shining Star   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2001 6/04Dick's Picks, Volume 22   CD
2001 6/08View from the Vault II Soundtrack   CD
2001 9/11Grateful Dawg Soundtrack   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
2001 9/25Nightfall of Diamonds   CD
2001 10/09View from the Vault II   Video
2001 10/16The Golden Road (1965 - 1973)   CD
2001 10/16Dick's Picks, Volume 23   CD
2002 2/10Dick's Picks, Volume 24   CD
2002 3/19Postcards of the Hanging:
Grateful Dead Perform the Songs of Bob Dylan
   CD
2002 7/09Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72   CD
2002 7/15View from the Vault III   Video
2002 7/20Dick's Picks, Volume 25   CD
2002 8/??View from the Vault III Soundtrack   CD
2002 10/01Dick's Picks, Volume 26   CD
2002 10/08View from the Vault Collection   Video Box Set
2002 10/22Go to Nassau   CD
2003 1/??Dick's Picks, Volume 27   CD
2003 3/25Birth of the Dead   CD
2003 4/08View from the Vault IV   Video
2003 4/~View from the Vault IV Soundtrack   CD
2003 4/20Dick's Picks, Volume 28   CD
2003 7/01Garcia: A Signpost to New Space   Book by Jerry Garcia, Jann Wenner, Charles Reich
2003 7/22Dick's Picks, Volume 29   CD
2003 10/30Dick's Picks, Volume 30   CD
2003 11/11The Closing of Winterland   CD
2004 12/28Pure Jerry: Keystone Berkeley, September 1, 1974   CD by Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2004 3/16Dick's Picks, Volume 31   CD
2004 4/06Been All Around This World   CD by Jerry Garcia, David Grisman
2004 4/20All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions   CD by Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band
2004 5/25Rockin' the Rhein with the Grateful Dead   CD
2004 6/??Pure Jerry: Theatre 1839, San Francisco July 29 & 30, 1977   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2004 7/20Dick's Picks, Volume 32   CD
2004 9/28After Midnight: Kean College, 2/28/80   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2004 10/26Beyond Description (1973 - 1989)   CD
2004 11/02The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack   CD
2004 11/??Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, NYC, 10/31/87   CD by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band / Jerry Garcia Band
2004 11/??Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne, NYC: The Best of the Rest   CD by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band / Jerry Garcia Band
2004 11/12Dick's Picks, Volume 33   CD
2005 2/14Dick's Picks, Volume 34   CD
2005 3/25Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966   CD
2005 3/25Pure Jerry: Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2005 5/03Download Series Volume 1   CD
2005 6/07Download Series Volume 2   CD
2005 6/17Dick's Picks, Volume 35   CD
2005 7/05Download Series Volume 3   CD
2005 7/??Truckin' Up to Buffalo   CD
2005 8/02Download Series Volume 4   CD
2005 8/09Pure Jerry: Warner Theatre, March 18, 1978   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2005 8/23Legion of Mary: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1   CD by Legion of Mary
2005 9/06Download Series Volume 5   CD
2005 10/04Download Series Volume 6   CD
2005 10/25Garcia Plays Dylan   CD by Jerry Garcia
2005 10/??Dick's Picks, Volume 36   CD
2005 11/01Download Series Volume 7   CD
2005 11/??Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings   CD
2005 11/??Fillmore West 1969   CD
2005 12/06Download Series Volume 8   CD
2005 12/06Download Series: Family Dog at the Great Highway   CD
2006 1/03Download Series Volume 9   CD
2006 2/07Download Series Volume 10   CD
2006 3/07Download Series Volume 11   CD
2006 4/04Download Series Volume 12   CD
2006 8/01Pure Jerry: Coliseum, Hampton, VA, November 9, 1991   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2007 1/19Live at the Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976   CD
2007 6/26Three from the Vault   CD
2007 11/05Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 1   CD
2008 Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/5/79   CD
2008 Road Trips Full Show: Spectrum 11/6/79   CD
2008 2/04Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 2   CD
2008 6/09Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 3   CD
2008 9/30Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978   CD
2008 9/30Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 4   CD
2008 12/10Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 1   CD
2009 3/21Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 2   CD
2009 3/25Pure Jerry: Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, San Rafael, California, February 28, 1986   CD by Jerry Garcia and John Kahn
2009 4/07To Terrapin: Hartford '77   CD
2009 6/18Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 3   CD
2009 8/25Road Trips Vol. 2 No. 4   CD
2009 8/31Pure Jerry: Bay Area 1978   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2009 10/01Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings   CD
2009 11/10Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 1   CD
2009 11/10Let It Rock: The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2010 2/24Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 2   CD
2010 4/20Crimson White & Indigo   CD + DVD
2010 6/14Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 3   CD
2010 9/07Formerly the Warlocks   CD
2010 9/07Road Trips Vol. 3 No. 4   CD
2010 11/16Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1   CD
2010 11/16Ragged But Right   CD by Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
2011 2/01Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 2   CD
2011 4/26Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 3   CD
2011 8/01Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 4   CD
2011 9/01Europe '72: The Complete Recordings   CD
2011 9/20Europe '72 Volume 2   CD
2011 11/01Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 5   CD
2012 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 1   CD
2012 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 2   CD
2012 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 3   CD
2012 9/18Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It   CD
2012 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 4   CD
2013 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 5   CD
2013 2/19Garcia Live Volume 1   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2013 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 6   CD
2013 6/25Garcia Live Volume 2   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2013 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 7   CD
2013 9/17Sunshine Daydream   CD + DVD
2013 10/15Garcia Live Volume 3   CD by Legion of Mary
2013 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 8   CD
2014 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 9   CD
2014 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 10   CD
2014 7/08Garcia Live Volume 4   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2014 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 11   CD
2014 9/09Wake Up to Find Out   CD
2014 10/21Garcia Live Volume 5   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2014 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 12   CD
2015 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 13   CD
2015 3/31The Best of the Grateful Dead   CD
2015 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 14   CD
2015 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 15   CD
2015 9/1830 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995   CD
2015 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 16   CD
2016 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 17   CD
2016 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 18   CD
2016 5/13Red Rocks: 7/8/78   CD
2016 6/24Garcia Live Volume 6   CD by Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2016 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 19   CD
2016 8/19Garcia Live Volume 7   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2016 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 20   CD
2017 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 21   CD
2017 3/10Garcia Live Volume 8   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2017 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 22   CD
2017 5/05Cornell 5/8/77   CD
2017 7/28Garcia Live Volume 9   CD by Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2017 8/01Dave's Picks Volume 23   CD
2017 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 24   CD
2018 1/28Dave's Picks Volume 25   CD
2018 2/23Garcia Live Volume 10   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2018 3/23Best of the Grateful Dead Live   CD
2018 4/27Dave's Picks Volume 26   CD
2018 7/27Dave's Picks Volume 27   CD
2018 9/07Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Believe It If You Need It   CD
2018 10/26Dave's Picks Volume 28   CD
2019 2/01Dave's Picks Volume 29   CD
2019 5/03Dave's Picks Volume 30   CD
2019 7/12Garcia Live Volume 11   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2019 7/26Dave's Picks Volume 31   CD
2019 9/27Saint of Circumstance   CD
2019 11/01Dave's Picks Volume 32   CD
2019 11/22Ready or Not   CD
2019 12/20Garcia Live Volume 12   CD by Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders
2020 1/31Dave's Picks Volume 33   CD
2020 4/24Garcia Live Volume 13   CD by Jerry Garcia Band
2020 5/01Dave's Picks Volume 34   CD