Tuesday, August 9, 2011
WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN
Not sports related but 16 years ago today Jerry Garcia passed away.
Garcia was the lead guitarist and vocalist for the Grateful Dead. He was also one of the songwriters for the band. When on stage, he was the best guitarist to just open up and jam. Listening to the Grateful Dead live, allowed everyone to hear the ability that Garcia had in improvisational guitar playing. No two Grateful Dead concerts were ever the same.
The other band members have went out on their own or have collaborated on musical projects. The Grateful Dead can not go back on stage without Jerry Garcia. That would be like the Beatles going on stage as the Beatles without John Lennon.
Jerry Garcia is missed by every Grateful Dead fan but the music that Garcia and the Grateful Dead have produced lives on.
If you have never listened to the Grateful Dead or think that it is a bit to psychedelic and "out there", take a look at the video I posted. It is a song called "Ripple".
Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 - August 9, 1995)