Grateful Dead

Celebrating Jerry: The Days Between

Jerry would have been 69 this year and we're commemorating his life and legacy with a few of our favorite moments. Tune in to a prime selection of Jerry's finest cuts in our exclusive listening party curated by archivist David Lemieux. Take a trip back in time with a slideshow of Jerry through the ages and catch the Dead.net debut of a long-lost Jerry interview which only recently resurfaced in theatres as part of the Grateful Dead Movie screenings. Gone, but most certainly not forgotten...

Tune in to the Listening Party.

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Jerry and some guys+film

Its great to see Jerry so young and so vital just kicking back talking...he is so human...I can see how people were drawn to him...He is so cool and unassuming...very comfortable with who is is at that moment....I never met the guy and I miss him...i can't imagine the hole it left in peoples lives of who he did meet...Bless you Jerry!~!!!!!

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Jerry Film

Who is in the room with Jerry -- anyone know??

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The real Jerry

...is the one you see in this interview. So thoughtful, inquisitive and curious.He was a match for anyone in a conversation and he loved to talk to people about a lot of different kinds of things. He was pretty well read and had a great native intelligence. So intuitive and artistic as well, so much more than just a great guitar player. This is the guy I miss.

.....all the years combine.....

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easywind Jjerry is boviously

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Jjerry is boviously not some guy who can plays a guitar loud and is half eaten up with the drugs or the concert scene.
Naive like a fox eh?

God bless him!

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Listening Party Setlist

Where's the Scarlet>Fire from? Smoking all around...

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Well. Theres' the expression

Well. Theres' the expression 'Unless you have something nice to say, don't say anything'. But I don't know. With this vid Jerry says he's been doing shows for 10 years & many of those times he was dosed. Well..he sounds it. Prob. by then he was just very accustomed to people reacting "real deep" to whatever opinion he might've expressed on something. Lets face it; Jerry was more 'Wow Man' than 'Specifically lets try to get down to the meat & potatoes of something'. Question: do you think there was ever a time in jerry's life when he 'was'nt' casual? I know I'm knocking him. But some distance has passed. Either way, when he was on this earth with us he IMO was a man-of-action. 'Players only love you when they're playing': that was Jerry. Just an insanely, different life. A person, if any that just can't be pidgeon-holed. Lessons to be learned from the Man. & of course not all of them good (some really just the opposite). But him & the Dead just defied the odds time & again. Like all the members of the Dead, just awesome. So I started out criticizing the guy, but (you know how it is)..it's Jerry 'If I Had The World To Give' Garcia! Who did'nt love him? I know I did. So to the Heads reading this I apologize for being an analyzing critic.

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He's gone, going where the wind don't blow so strange

His life was gentle; and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up,
And say to all the world, "This was a Man!"

-- William S.

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Peter Fonda

Was that Peter Fonda wearing the shades?

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Jer-Jer

That was fascinating, thanks so much for making the interview available. I miss the guy so much! Question: any one know when and where this was filmed?

Peace,

Michael

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"A monkey fucking a

"A monkey fucking a football?" Amazing.

Love how unfazed Jerry is when asked if hes ever come while playing

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