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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, Jerry Garcia, 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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