Garcia, Jerry

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Garcia, Jerry Gender: M
Jerome John Garcia
born on 1 August 1942 at 12:05 (= 12:05 PM )
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PWT h7w (is war time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°53' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°46 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°12'

Jerry Garcia
photo: Carl Lender, license cc-by-2.0


American musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, and popular leader of the top rock group "The Grateful Dead." Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.

One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), the Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson). He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician.

Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his diabetes, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions, and was staying in a Novato, California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack on 9 August 1995 and was found by a counselor at 4:23 AM.

Not known as a writer, he nonetheless wrote a short book, amply illustrated, that was a personal memoirs of his childhood, "Harrington Street," published after his death.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death of Father 1947 (Dad drowned)
  • Social : Joined group 1959 (Army to avoid family)
  • Work : Begin Major Project July 1965 (Formed the "Warlocks")
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  • Social : Joined group June 1966 (Formed "The Grateful Dead")
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  • Crime : Arrest 31 January 1970 at 03:30 AM in New Orleans (Arrested with 18 other members of the Grateful Dead entourage for drugs possession)
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  • Death of Significant person 8 March 1973 in Corte Madera (Ron "Pigpen"McKernan)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 9 August 1995 at 04:23 AM in Novato (Age 53 plus one week)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Aaron Fischer


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy, died while in rehab)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heavy, died while in rehab)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age five when dad drowned)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Raised by grandparents)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Deborah Koons)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Grateful Dead)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Dishonorable discharge)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Published posthumously)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection