Jerry Garcia

1942 - 1995

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Jerome John Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for being a principal songwriter, the lead guitarist and a vocalist with the rock band the Grateful Dead, of which he was a founding member and which came to prominence during the counterculture of the 1960s. Although he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader of the band.As one of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire 30-year career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders–Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), the Jerry Garcia Band, Old & In the Way, the Garcia/Grisman and Garcia/Kahn acoustic duos, Legion of Mary, and New Riders of the Purple Sage (which he co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Garcia has received more than 6,403,348 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Jerry Garcia is the 671st most popular musician (up from 745th in 2019), the 3,425th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,618th in 2019) and the 228th most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Jerry Garcia ranks 671 out of 2,675Before him are Charley Patton, Tito Jackson, Eric Singer, GG Allin, Frans Brüggen, and Zequinha de Abreu. After him are Tony Banks, Josef Suk, Steven Van Zandt, Michael Stipe, Osvaldo Pugliese, and Gábor Szabó.

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Among people born in 1942, Jerry Garcia ranks 219Before him are Jusuf Kalla, Derek Jarman, Leo Nucci, Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez, Punsalmaagiin Ochirbat, and Allen Daviau. After him are Jorge Ben, Hannelore Elsner, Richard Bohringer, Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Clarence Clemons, and Ian Dury. Among people deceased in 1995, Jerry Garcia ranks 113Before him are Anatoly Tarasov, Ann Dunham, Giancarlo Baghetti, Edith Pargeter, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and Georgy Beregovoy. After him are Osvaldo Pugliese, Erik Nilsson, Lev Polugaevsky, Alberto Burri, Werner Liebrich, and Luis Regueiro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Garcia ranks 3,425 out of 15,968Before him are John Paine (1870), Nate Thurmond (1941), Gregory Corso (1930), Michael Dukakis (1933), Dan Castellaneta (1957), and Allen Daviau (1942). After him are William Wallace Campbell (1862), Marcian Hoff (1937), Thomas Cech (1947), Steven Van Zandt (1950), John Carlos (1945), and William Powell (1892).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Jerry Garcia ranks 228Before him are Sam Phillips (1923), Joan Jett (1958), Charley Patton (1891), Tito Jackson (1953), Eric Singer (1958), and GG Allin (1956). After him are Steven Van Zandt (1950), Michael Stipe (1960), Fats Waller (1904), Maceo Parker (1943), Eric Dolphy (1928), and Ray Brown (1926).