Known as Captain Trips for his prototypical psychedelic persona and Uncle Jerry for his amiable onstage demeanor, Jerry Garcia’s stinging, lyrical guitar sound was utterly distinctive, and his delicate, mournful, rough-around-the-edges vocals helped define the psychedelic music of 1960s San Francisco. He was a cultural and musical icon, his ethos and improvisatory style emulated and expanded on by generations of followers.
- From Rolling Stones
Full show from ’87 Oakland
Jerry Garcia Quotes
“What a long strange trip it's been.”
“If the thunder don't get ya then the lightning will.”
“We're like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like
licorice really like licorice.”
“Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it's been.”
“Done time in the lock-up, done time on the streets. Done time on the upswing, and time in defeat. I know what I'm askin'. I know it's a lot. Just to say that I love you. Believe it or not.”
“The sun will shine in my back door one day...”
“Run faster, jump higher, reach farther, and you'll always win!
Live life expecting the worst, hoping for the best, and living for the future!
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.”
“I read somewhere that 77 percent of all the me
ntally ill live in poverty. Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 percent who are apparently doing quite well for themselves.”