Wednesday, August 9, 2017
OTD (1995) - Jerry Garcia Dies
Few if any American rock musicians have achieved the iconic stature of guitarist, singer, songwriter of the Grateful Dead, , viewed by many as the band’s leader (a role he eschewed) and figurehead as well as the musical embodiment of the 1960s counterculture.
He died of a heart attack at age 53 on August 9, 1995, at the Serenity Knolls treatment center in Forest Knolls, California, where he was undergoing treatment for addiction to heroin and cocaine.
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