Jerry died on Aug 9th in 1995. I recall I was packing up lab equipment when I found out. My Ph.D. mentor had just passed away from an aggressive brain tumor and I was helping break down the lab. Marsha’s death was incredibly sad – she was only 40 when she died. Jerry was darn young when he passed away as well. So sad to think of what they both would have done had they been given the chance to roam the planet longer.
I saw over a dozen GD shows and one Jerry Garcia band show. They were amazing experiences. Rather mind-blowing events. The music, the lights, the scene, the different venues… I am so glad that I got to have those experiences. I once had a rather sweet GD collection as well, but it was lost in my divorce.
Here’s to you Jerry. I still listen to the Grateful Dead a lot. Especially in the summer. 🙂