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Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5202
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 8:03 am:   Edit Post

Today would be Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday. Without him, this site and Alembic itself would likely not even exist - and my life would have taken a different turn many years ago. I know there are many in this club who feel the same way. So Happy Birthday Captain Trips. I hope there are Camel cigs in heaven!

Bill, tgo
Advanced Member
Username: tubeperson

Post Number: 340
Registered: 5-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 8:09 am:   Edit Post

Another unfortunate, premature death, despite his hard living. Health and taking care of one's self is critical nowadays, since we are living longer and as such, develop more complicated health issues at those later ages. I miss his influence and playing. Plus, he played with Ornette Coleman, just to learn about jazz (a la Neal Peart). It's not only rock'n'roll anymore!

Finally, I do have my own "Touch of Grey", even if many think that was too commercial. Personally I thought it was a great video and tribute to Deadheads and dogs that like bones.
Intermediate Member
Username: smokinbear

Post Number: 170
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 1:49 pm:   Edit Post

Happy 70th Jerry. I would not be living the life I love had it not been for him. American by birth Deadhead by choice!!
Username: notfadeaway

Post Number: 54
Registered: 5-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 3:40 pm:   Edit Post

Sure miss him. My sister's b'day is also today. Always thought that was cool to have the same birthday as him.
Username: gleech

Post Number: 18
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 4:27 pm:   Edit Post

Saw the Dead at Keil Auditorium in St. Louis in late fall of 1968 on a double bill with Iron Butterfly. Butterfly blew chunks, the Dead came out and lit the hall up for 3 hours. I don't think Butterfly even had that much material. Great show, orange wedge from a dude in the hallway, never forgotten. Learned a great deal that night, about everything. Thanks, Jerry. Good ice cream, too!
Senior Member
Username: sonicus

Post Number: 2583
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 4:56 pm:   Edit Post

Jerry , Happy Birthday . Thanks for the inspiration and the music. Your soul will be eternal in its essence as it will continue to inspire both listeners and musicians for eternity .

Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10836
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 5:07 pm:   Edit Post

Sounds like a good excuse to play some music! Thank you Jerry!
Intermediate Member
Username: cje

Post Number: 115
Registered: 5-2009
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 7:34 pm:   Edit Post

Happy Birthday, Jer. I wore my Jerry hand print shirt to work today. I'm STILL learning a lot from you.
Username: tree63

Post Number: 33
Registered: 8-2010
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012 - 7:49 pm:   Edit Post

Happy 70th...wish you were here...I hung a Steal Your Face flag on the pole today...received a few comments...
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 10838
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Tom; if possible, would love to see a pic of your flag on the pole.

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