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Phil Lesh Still Struggling With Jerry Garcia's Sudden Death

22nd April 2014

Grateful Dead rocker Phil Lesh fears he will never fully get over the loss of frontman Jerry Garcia, almost two decades after the singer's death.The cult star, who had battled drug and weight issues for...

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Iconic Jerry Garcia Guitar Exceeds Auction Estimates At Memorabilia Sale

10th December 2013

Late rocker Jerry Garcia's iconic Travis Bean Tb500 electric guitar has been snapped up at auction for $238,700 (£159,130).The Grateful Dead star played the model while recording 1977's Terrapin Station and used it at over...

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Grateful Dead Fans Furious Over Jerry Garcia Theatre Name Change

3rd May 2013

Fans of rock legends the Grateful Dead have united in a bid to stop plans to change the name of a California theatre dedicated to late frontman Jerry Garcia.The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater in San Francisco...

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David Crosby Pens Jerry Garcia Birthday Poem

1st August 2012

Crosby, Stills & Nash star DAVID Crosby has marked what would have been pal Jerry Garcia's 70th birthday with a poem.The rocker will read Cause I'm Missing Jerry Tonight during a show at Bob Weir's...

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Jerry Garcia's Personal Belongings To Go Under The Hammer

15th March 2012

Tragic Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia's belongings, instruments and handwritten set lists are to be put up for auction in California this spring (12).Auction house Bonhams will sell off the hitmaker's personal effects as part...

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Jerry Garcia Documentary Planned

6th January 2012

The Grateful Dead star Jerry Garcia is to be the subject of a new musical documentary.Filmmaker Malcolm Leo and veteran manager John Hartmann have secured the music rights to the band's extensive catalogue and they...

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Garcia's Last Home Up For Sale

21st September 2010

The last home GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA lived in before he died is on the market for $4 million (£2.6 million).The musician served as lead guitarist and vocalist of the group before his tragic...

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Garcia's Estate Refuses To Release Songs For Movie

5th August 2010

A movie based on the life of GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA has been thrown into jeopardy after the late rocker's estate refused producers permission to feature the rocker's music.The guitarist, who passed away in...

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Giants To Honour Garcia On 15th Anniversary Of His Death

10th July 2010

JERRY GARCIA's GRATEFUL DEAD bandmates will honour the 15th anniversary of the rocker's death by performing the STAR SPANGLED BANNER at the San Francisco Giants' 9 August (10) baseball game.The sports team, who will dedicate...

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Garcia Estate Sued Over Live Recording With Late Musician

31st December 2008

The estate of late GRATEFUL DEAD frontman JERRY GARCIA is facing a lawsuit from the family of a deceased keyboardist - over the rights to a 2004 album which featured a live performance by the...

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Garcia Remembered In New Biopic

13th November 2008

Late musician JERRY GARCIA will be remembered in a forthcoming film about his rise to fame before becoming the legendary frontman of the GRATEFUL DEAD. Garcia - who formed the psychedelic rock band in 1965...

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Garcia Opened Up About Drugs In Forgotten Interview

29th July 2008

A forgotten interview with late rock legend JERRY GARCIA, in which he discusses his drug use, has been published for the first time. The Grateful Dead frontman sat down with writer Jeremy Alderson on 3...

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Jerry Garcia Items To Be Put Up For Auction

27th July 2007

GRATEFUL DEAD fans have been given the chance to buy items once belonging to JERRY GARCIA; everything including the kitchen sink - literally. Californian Henry Koltys is giving fans of the late guitarist the chance...

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Grateful Dead Manager Sells Off Memorabilia

9th March 2007

GRATEFUL DEAD crew manager LAWRENCE 'RAM ROD' SHURTLIFF is auctioning off musical memorabilia he amassed while touring with the band. Shurtliff is selling off The Eagle, a guitar late rocker JERRY GARCIA used in the...

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Garcia's Widow Sues Over Unpublished Tapes

7th February 2007

JERRY GARCIA's widow has launched a legal action in an attempt to regain control of unpublished recordings of the GRATEFUL DEAD star's performances. DEBORAH KOONS GARCIA filed her lawsuit against the limited liability corporation made...

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Malcolm In The Middle Star Has Found His Jerry Garcia

25th January 2007

Legendary GRATEFUL DEAD leader JERRY GARCIA is the latest dead rocker to be brought back from the grave for a new biopic. With JANIS JOPLIN, JIMI HENDRIX and JOHN LENNON all set to be recreated...

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Malcolm In The Middle Star Develops Simpson Movie

5th December 2006

Former MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE star JUSTIN BERFIELD bought pal JESSICA SIMPSON's former matrimonial home and now he's producing her new film. The ambitious 21-year-old has set up his own production company, J2TV/J2 Pictures, and...

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Songwriter Wilkin Dies

30th October 2006

Songwriter MARIJOHN WILKIN, who co-wrote the classic ballad LONG BLACK VEIL and other hits, has died. She was 86. Wilkin died at her home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday (28OCT06) after a long battle with...

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Bennett Serious About Art

9th August 2006

American crooner TONY BENNETT aspires to be as well known as a painter as he is for his music career. The 80-year-old has already seen his work exhibited in Washington, DC's prestigious Smithsonian American Art...

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Grateful Dead Star Dies

4th June 2006

Former GRATEFUL DEAD star VINCE WELNICK has died - the band's fourth keyboardist to pass away. He was 55. Welnick, who also played for the TUBES and MISSING MAN FORMATION, died on Friday (02JUN06), although...

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Garcia's Toilet Stolen

4th April 2006

A toilet belonging to late GRATEFUL DEAD frontman JERRY GARCIA has been stolen from a driveway while awaiting shipment to a Canadian casino. The salmon-coloured commode once stood in Garcia's master bathroom and was taken...

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Brewing Up With Garcia

7th March 2006

Fans of late GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA can now brew up the rocker thanks to a new range of teas. Bosses at beverage firm Republic of Tea have created five new blends as part...

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Cash Tops Dead Stars List

24th February 2006

Country legend JOHNNY CASH has topped a new list of Awesomely Dead Rock Stars. The WALK THE LINE singer beat rapper NOTORIOUS BIG and one-time labelmate ELVIS PRESLEY to claim the number one spot...

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A Cup Of Garcia

23rd February 2006

Late GRATEFUL DEAD guitarist JERRY GARCIA has been honoured with a selection of herbal teas named after him. The first shipment of J Garcia Artisan Teas is expected to hit the shelves of US...

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Van Halen To Reunite For Space Rock Mission?

27th January 2006

Estranged VAN HALEN co-stars DAVID LEE ROTH and SAMMY HAGAR are set to reunite - in space. The JUMP rockers have been invited to be part of extraterrestrial research expert MICHAEL LUCKMAN's hotly-anticipated Signal...

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Grateful Dead Reverse Plan To Prevent Free Gig Downloads

2nd December 2005

Cult rockers the GRATEFUL DEAD have abandoned a plan to prevent fans from downloading their concert recordings for free online. Following a petition signed by over 5,000 'Deadheads', the legendary band has now decided...

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Garcia Belongings Up For Auction

30th November 2005

Numerous household items belonging to the late GRATEFUL DEAD frontman JERRY GARCIA are to be sold on auction website eBay to raise money for a charity for separated families. The items, including a toilet,...

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Garcia Honoured In Hometown

31st October 2005

Late GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA has had a 600-seat amphitheatre named in his honour in his hometown of San Francisco, California. The grand opening, which took place on Saturday (29OCT05), featured an appearance...

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Garcia Covers Dylan On New Album

2nd September 2005

GRATEFUL DEAD star JERRY GARCIA's covers of his favourite BOB DYLAN tunes are to be released on a new album. Fifteen of the late rocker's interpretations will appear on LADDER TO THE STARS: GARCIA...

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Garcia Honoured With Park Space

26th July 2005

GRATEFUL DEAD legend JERRY GARCIA is to given a top honour in his native San Francisco, California - a park theatre will be named after him. The San Francisco Park and Recreation Commission has...

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