Week of October 31, 2016
Featuring Steven Marcus’ wonderful 1986 interview with Jerry Garcia.
If you're familiar with the history of the Grateful Dead you're probably aware that Jerry was hospitalized in July of 1986 with complications from diabetes and other issues. He was out of commission for several months, during which the community did various things to keep ourselves in touch. One of them was an event called Night of the Living Deadheads, held at a club in San Francisco. Steven Marcus, the head of the Grateful Dead Ticket office, invited Jerry to join him for a videotaped conversation to be played at the gathering. I was recruited to operate the camera. Here is that conversation, recorded in October of 1986 and edited to remove some stuff that was of only short-term interest.
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 7 (11/8/76)
DON'T LET GO
Jerry Garcia - Interview by Steven Marcus 10/14/86
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- David Gans