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Jerry Garcia (I) (1942–1995)


One of the most prolific and iconic guitarists of the second half of the 20th Century, Jerome John Garcia was born in San Francisco, California, USA on August 1st 1942. Garcia, whose mother was a registered nurse and whose father, Jose, was a small time jazz musician, had a troubled childhood. At the age of 4, he lost the middle finger of his ... See full bio »

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Foxcatcher
Foxcatcher Soundtrack
(2014)
Wild
Wild Soundtrack
(2014)
The Dreamers
The Dreamers Soundtrack
(2003)
Festival Express
Festival Express Himself - Grateful Dead
(2003)

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 2017 Crashing (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Yard Sale (2017) ... (music: "Uncle John's Band")
 2017 American Folk (performer: "Freight Train")
 2017 Long Strange Trip (Documentary) (performer: "The Bragging Song", "Jody's Hornpipe", "Rawhide", "Private Banjo Lesson (Dixie Hoedown)" - uncredited) / (writer: "St. Stephen", "Cumberland Blues", "Friend of the Devil", "Trouble in Mind", "Ripple", "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)", "Dark Star", "Feedback", "Cosmic Charlie", "Stoney Creek", "Till The Morning Comes", "What's Become of the Baby", "China Cat Sunflower", "Doin' That Rag", "Uncle John's Band", "Candyman", "Casey Jones", "Truckin'", "Dupree's Diamond Blues", "China Doll", "Help On The Way / Slipknot", "Shakedown Street", "Althea", "Bird Song", "Brown-Eyed Women", "Prelude", "Ship of Fools", "He's Gone", "Eyes Of The World", "Scarlet Begonias", "Here Comes Sunshine", "Stella Blue", "Dire Wolf", "Brokedown Palace", "Touch Of Grey", "New Speedway Boogie", "Days Between" - uncredited)
 2015-2016 Conan (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Dana Carvey/Deon Cole/Unknown Mortal Orchestra (2016) ... (writer: "Shakedown Street")
- Benicio Del Toro/Starlee Kine/Watkins Family Hour (2015) ... (writer: "Brokedown Palace")
 2016 Top Gear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #23.1 (2016) ... (writer: "Truckin'" - uncredited)
  The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Maya Rudolph & Martin Short/Leslie Odom Jr./Courtney Barnett (2016) ... (writer: "New Speedway Boogie")
- Miley Cyrus/Josh Gad/Anthony Bourdain & Mario Batali (2016) ... (music: "Casey Jones" - uncredited)
- Vince Vaughn/Ryan Seacrest/Dead & Company (2016) ... (music: "Shakedown Street")
 2015 Animal House of Blues 33 1/3 (Documentary) (writer: "SCARLET BEGONIAS")
 2014 The Mindy Project (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas (2014) ... (writer: "Ripple" - uncredited)
 2014/I Wild (writer: "Ripple")
 2014 Foxcatcher (writer: "St. Stephen")
 2013 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Homerland (2013) ... (writer: "Shakedown Street")
 2013 The Auction (writer: "Ripple")
 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Casey Jones")
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Left Field (2012) ... (writer: "Franklin's Tower" - uncredited)
 2011 Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (writer: "Scarlet Begonias", "Loose Lucy", "Stella Blue")
 2011 Blue Crush 2 (Video) (writer: "Black Muddy River", "Truckin'")
 2011 Salvation Boulevard (writer: "Brown Eyed Women", "Franklin's Tower")
 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (writer: "Mindbender (Confusion's Price)", "Truckin'")
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional) / (writer: "Uncle John's Band", "Truckin'", "Touch of Grey", "Truckin' (Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989)", "Ripple", "Touch of Grey (Live at Brendan Byrne Arena, October 14, 1989)")
 2010 Extraordinary Measures (writer: "Truckin'")
 2009/I The Box (writer: "Scarlet Begonias")
 2008 Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Dark Star")
 2008/I Hold On (Short) ("Jackaroo")
 2007 Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terry the Teratoma (2007) ... (writer: "Friend of the Devil")
 2006 Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield (Video) ("Slipknot!") / (writer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie", "Franklin's Tower")
 2006/II Catch and Release (writer: "Uncle John's Band" (1970))
 2006 Big Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Roberta's Funeral (2006) ... (performer: "The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vayeira (2006) ... (writer: "DARK STAR")
 2005 The Wendell Baker Story (writer: "Scarlet Begonias")
 2005 The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (writer: "Friend of the Devil")
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary) ("Blues Jam") / (performer: "Country Jam", "Better Take Jesus' Hand", "I Can't Do It Baby", "Ain't No More Cane", "CC Rider") / (writer: "Casey Jones", "Friend of the Devil", "New Speedway Boogie" - as J. Garcia)
 2003 The Dreamers (writer: "Dark Star" (1968))
 2002/I Highway (writer: "Scarlet Begonias")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Discos and Dragons (2000) ... (writer: "Ripple" - uncredited)
 1997-1999 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Squirm (1999) ... (writer: "Truckin'" - uncredited)
- The Deadly Mantis (1997) ... (writer: "Truckin'" - uncredited)
 1999 Runaway Bride ("Ripple")
 1999 A Walk on the Moon (writer: "Ripple" (1970), "Uncle John's Band" (1970) - as J. Garcia)
 1998 Around the Fire (writer: "Brown Eyed Women")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "Truckin'" (1970))
 1998 Great Expectations (writer: "Uncle John's Band")
 1996 The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon (Documentary) (writer: "Cream Puff War")
 1996 Flirting with Disaster (writer: "Truckin'")
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (writer: "China Cat Sunflower", "Touch of Grey")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (writer: "Truckin'")
 1993 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eclipse (1993) ... (writer: "Truckin'")
 1989 Rude Awakening (writer: "Uncle John's Band")
 1988 Comic Book Confidential (Documentary) (music: "Dark Star") / (music: "TRUCKIN" - as Jerome Garcia)
 1987 Into the Homeland (TV Movie) (writer: "Truckin'")
 1987 The Grateful Dead: Touch of Grey (Video short) (writer: "Touch of Grey")
 1986 One More Saturday Night (producer: "Excusez Moi, Mon Cherie", "Upper Mississippi Showdown", "Fresh Fruit", "Love Nazi", "Don't Lie to Me")
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (Opening theme music)
 1985 Mask (writer: "Ripple")
 1981 Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead (Video) (writer: "Uncle John's Band", "Bird Song", "To Lay Me Down", "Ripple", "Ramble on Rose", "Franklin's Tower", "Shakedown Street", "He's Gone", "Truckin'")
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Cream Puff War")
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Date with Jennifer (1979) ... (writer: "Shakedown Street")
 1978 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Buck Henry/The Grateful Dead (1978) ... (music: "Casey Jones" - uncredited)
 1977 White Trash (writer: "To Lay Me Down", "Sugaree" - uncredited)
 1974 Little Girl Blue (writer: "Deal" - uncredited)
 1970 Zabriskie Point (performer: "Love Scene") / (writer: "Dark Star", "Love Scene")
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Other Works:

CD (with Merl Saunders): "Live at Keystone, Vol. 1)" (Fantasy Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Grateful Dead | The Grateful Dead | The New Riders of the Purple Sage

Height:

5' 10½" (1.79 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would describe my own electric guitar playing as descended from barroom rock-and-roll, country guitar and jazz. Just because that's where all my stuff comes from. It's like that blues instrumental stuff that was happening in the late '50s, early '60s. Like 'Freddie King'. See more »

Trivia:

Guitarist, vocalist, song writer for Grateful Dead. See more »

Trademark:

Extremely Long Beard See more »

Nickname:

The Fat Man See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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