In honor of Jerry, we're turning social media upside out and inside down with a very special Days Between design. Simply download the graphic to your desktop and upload it as your profile picture on your favorite platform from August 1st to the 9th.
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In honor of Jerry, we're turning social media upside out and inside down with a very special Days Between design.
Happy Birthday Jerry!! The Music Never Stopped 6/9/77
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JERRY. YOUR LIFE AND MUSIC LIVES ONz
Jerry , Happy Birthday. Your advice to us is still keeping us going and I'm sure it will continue
"Ho;d on tight and Don't LET GO"
Happy B-DAY Jerry. We will keep your flame burning Forever !!
Hope you and Hunter share a jug of “Retsin” Wine (since I hear it sparks Hunters writing skills!
—Listening to Jerry Garcia & John Kahn’s Ritz theater 1/24/1986 acoustic show (dang that I missed that show).
- saw Hunter & Garcia play together my very _first JGB show_ ! I recall it was at LI’s “Calderone theater” where Hunter joined Jerry for encore to the “early show.” If I recall song correctly, one of three songs they played was from Hunters solo album: “Lady from Carlisle” a Terrapin-esque “lady with a fan” themed tune. Was my destiny to catch some truly historic shows in 1979 & 1980!
0- Binghamton 5/1979 first GD ( Brent Midland premier tour)).
1- Red Rocks Morrison, CO 8/12/1979
2- March(?)1980- (my first Jerry Garcia Band show) Garcia & Hunter play together for 2-3 encore songs ❤️
3- October 29,1980 - Radio City pow!
Saw many great shows from 1979-1994 (50-ish) but these 3 are hard to top!
FWIW- a suggested song for Jerry’s 78th birthday: It captures Jerry’s brilliance, in spirit, like no other. Thx RH! ,
“Down the Road” (R. Hunter) on Mickey Hart’s “Mystery Box!”
🎂 🎂 🎂
Jerry was just a regular guy with a gift from the Universe to help us in this world of woe.
The handful of times I met Jerry I was impressed with how easygoing he could be. Part of the reason it was 1970 through 74. The most intimate of any setting I saw him perform was a weeknight in February 74 at Keystone Berkeley with Merl Saunders. I rode my 10 speed bike over from Oakland and arrived early. The only two people in the Keystone were the bartender and Jerry having a beer. I smiled and said hello and Jerry was his beaming beneficent self and returned the greeting. It was just that simple easygoing exchange of kindness and respect and nothing more. He finished his beer and went backstage that was way in the back of the building. The stage itself was to the left of the front door just in from the sidewalk on University Avenue.
A while later when the music started the “crowd” peaked at around 25 people. The only two people who danced the duration of the show were myself and a vivacious blond woman with super long hair. What stands out about that night was how few people were in attendance and how relaxed the night was.
Truly a golden memory.
Alas another time from the Golden Eternity.
Strider, nice story.. For such a talented guy, Garcia was really humble and down earth.
I hope you and Hunter and Pig are all having one Helluva time up there !! Happy Birthday,miss you, think about you every day and play your music all the time still. R.I.P. Brothers. N.F.A. !!
This was so long ago
Jerry is the best !!
I did not know the man except through the musings of those who did. The musician brought me amazing places inside and outside myself I didn't know existed. The saddest part to me is that because of the Prophet, every venue he played was a house of worship to me, bringing me closer to a higher power than I had ever felt before. Yet it was the Prophet who made him a reluctant, ultra-powerful, and famous public figure which I can imagine in my nightmares was the worst thing about being Jerry Garcia, the lack of privacy beyond the normal lack of and the nightmare which other musicians, actors, and sports figures must endure as a price for their chosen crafts and skills at them. If I met Jerry tomorrow, I might give a nod or tip my cap but much as I would want to speak with him, I would respect his privacy let him be.
Also I hope Johnny ($1500) paycheck can take his job and shove it.
Love you, Miss you so much.