Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia August 1, 1942 August 9, 1995 Seems like just yesterday when I heard this news. Truly was a sad day. I've been a Grateful Dead Fan and Jerry G. Fan for many years and will be till the day I die. I was lucky enough to have seen many GD shows and Garcia was a Brilliant Guitarist, Singer and Person! I'm gonna kick back and pick a few shows out of the hundreds in my collection to listen to today. If you need me I'll be somewhere between Cali 1961 and Chicago 1995.....R.I.P. Jerry Garcia!