jerry garcia n.
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Jerry Garcia

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 19

Jerry Garcia - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

Jerry Garcia. And The Grateful Dead. Jerome "Jerry" Garcia. Born San Francisco August 1, 1942 From a musical family Named after composer Jerome Kern. Founded The Grateful Dead. Ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Childhood.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Jerry Garcia' - marc

Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
jerry garcia

Jerry Garcia


The Grateful Dead

jerome jerry garcia
Jerome "Jerry" Garcia

Born San Francisco August 1, 1942

From a musical family

Named after composer Jerome Kern.

Founded The Grateful Dead


Father – retired opened a bar so he still play piano.

At four years old - Looses most of one of his finger in an accident.

Tragically looses his father

Forced to move in with Grandparents looses contact with his mother.


Discovers bluegrass music

Mother remarries – moves with Mother and New stepfather.

Family moves repeatedly.

Trouble for fighting and skipping school.

Forced to join the military.

early 20s
Early 20s

Wakeup call!

In a horrific car accident killing one of his friends and severely injuring two others.

Decides to take his life seriously.

Meets Robert Hunter (future Grateful Dead supporter and song writer).

And Phil Lesh (future Grateful Dead member).

Both major influences in his music career

mid to late 60s
Mid to late 60s

Garcia records his music and gets radio play

Teaches Guitar lessons and meets Bob Weir (future member of the Grateful Dead).

Garcia joined a local bluegrass and folk band

Included other future members of the Grateful Dead.

the grateful dead is born1
The Grateful Dead is Born

1965 – Garcia’s existing band The Warlocks evolves into The Grateful Dead.

Garcia became the lead guitarist, one of the primary singers and, songwriters.

Garcia composed the music and wrote the lyrics with Robert Hunter to all but a few of the band’s songs.

the grateful dead
The Grateful Dead

Garcia becomes well known for his soulful extended guitar jam sessions.

Workingman’s Dead album released. A bluegrass musical dream.

American Beauty album released. Garcia and Robert Hunter’s masterpiece.

Garcia and the band tours almost continually

uncle john s band
Uncle John’s Band

Song written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

Preformed with acoustic guitars

Folk and bluegrass style and sound.

The song release in 1970 is noted to be the bands take on the fate of American counterculture after the Hippie movement heading into the new decade.

casey jones
Casey Jones

Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

This song has a very unique guitar sound

, the song has a strong melody and is rather upbeat. And incorporates that Grateful Dead signature electric bass sound.

The Grateful Dead preformed this song live over 300 times.

friend of the devil
Friend of the Devil

Written by Jerry Garcia, John Dawson, and Robert Hunter.

One of my all time favorite songs.

The song is acoustic and very instrumental.

About someone on the run from the law, the devil and himself.


Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.

Another all time favorite song.

Includes a mandolin player David Grisman.

Very melodic and has an almost folk song style to it.

It is said that several lines throughout the song echo passages from the Bible.

the end