Quotes About Jerry Garcia

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Quotes About Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia was one of the original American icons. He played naturally and beautifully.
— Ornette Coleman —

Jerry Garcia used to take his paints on the road. I don't do that. Either I'm a singer or a painter. I'm not good at multi-tasking.

— Grace Slick

Duane Allman didn't see himself as the bandleader .. he led by example, and you gained a lot of respect from Duane if you earned it, if you proved you could keep up with him. If you couldn't, you'd either end up in awe of him or you might not even like him. He was very different from Jerry Garcia (guitar/leader of the Grateful Dead) who was very easy going. Duane didn't have time to be easy going ... there was much more urgency to his personality

— Richard Betts

Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead did as much for mankind as any president.

— Grace Slick

Jerry Garcia was a great American master and the Grateful Dead are not just a genuine piece of musical history, but also an important part of American history,

— Trey Anastasio

We borrowed it all from Coltrane. I started encouraging everybody in the band to listen to John Coltrane - 'Check it out, see what these guys do.' They take one chord, the tonic chord, and just play all over it. 'We can do that too!' I wanted to make our music something really amazing - I wanted it to be jaw-dropping and turn on a dime and do all of those things that I knew music could do, and nobody told us we couldn't do it. I shouldn't say 'I,' though - Jerry Garcia was behind it the whole way.

— Phil Lesh

Jerry Garcia was one of the original American icons. He played naturally and beautifully.

— Ornette Coleman

You know, it's cigarettes that killed Jerry Garcia. Everyone thinks it's heroin, but it wasn't. It was cigarettes.

— John Mellencamp

There is not a sentence in the world that could respectfully do justice to the life and music of Jerry Garcia.

— Branford Marsalis

The loss of Jerry Garcia feels like the end of an era in the same way it felt when Elvis died and John Lennon was killed.

— Lyle Lovett

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