Twenty five years ago this week, the world of the Grateful Dead was forever changed when Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack at 53. From band employees to Deadheads, many were shaken, but few more so than Garcia’s fellow bandmates. Drummer Mickey Hart, who joined the Dead in 1967 and is currently part of Dead & Company, spoke with Rolling Stone about his memories of that day and what followed. According to Rolling Stone
Jerry Garcia died 25 years ago today. Sometime Grateful Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby looks back on Garcia’s last days, and reflects on his close bond with the legendary guitarist https://t.co/g1hAMfzDYi pic.twitter.com/ykc9ZpIiCG
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) August 9, 2020
A great interview with @thedavidcrosby about his friend and collaborator Jerry Garcia on the 25th anniversary of his death. The instrumental tune “Kids and Dogs” by Crosby & Garcia (resurrected by @stevesilberman) is indeed pure joy… https://t.co/EUW797aTNa
— A.J. Eaton (@ajeaton) August 9, 2020
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Jerry Garcia once said…”We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and…
I miss him so much. He was such a deep soul, but also a really funny guy. He was ready to laugh and had the sharpest wit and just a great recall. Great memory, great knowledge of the world. He was a great hang. https://t.co/cj0fDtW88c
— Bruce Hornsby (@brucehornsby) August 9, 2020
“What we’re thinking about is a peaceful planet. We’re not thinking about anything else… And about moving the whole human race ahead a step.” –@jerrygarcia
— Grateful Dead (@GratefulDead) August 1, 2020
— Ken Gelman (@kengfunk) August 9, 2020
I always wanted to see them as well and finally did. In Albany. Incredibly, a little more than a month later Jerry Garcia died. Incredible show and a tremendous performance by Jerry and the entire band. Such a loss.
— Senator Phil Boyle (@PhilBoyleNY) August 9, 2020
There were many Jerry Garcia’s. This is the one I knew, the Jerry Garcia of the 1990’s. A weary, fading Jerry who became a prisoner to the fame and “family” of employees and fans whom he felt obligated to. He gave his life for us and I miss him dearly pic.twitter.com/ddviIU2sMW
— Not Gay, Just Spiritual (@mattytalks) August 9, 2020