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Jerry Garcia was born on the 1st August 1942, in San Francisco, California USA, of British and Spanish ancestry, and passed away on the 9th August 1995 in Forest Knolls, California. He was a musician – singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for being a co-founder of the rock band The Grateful Dead. His career in the entertainment industry was active from 1960 to 1995.

Have you ever wondered how rich Jerry Garcia was? Sources estimated that Garcia counted his net worth at the impressive amount of $40 million – obviously, most of his income was the result of his successful career as a musician. Over the course of his career, he collaborated with numerous musicians, including Tom Fogerty, Pete Sears, Bruce Hornsby, Art Garfunkel, and many others, and this also contributed to the overall size of his wealth.

Jerry Garcia Net Worth $40 Million

Jerry Garcia was brought up by Jose Ramon Garcia and Ruth Marie Clifford. His father was a professional musician, thus, Jerry grew up surrounded by music and from an early age he started taking piano lessons, but as a teenager he switch to the guitar. While he attended elementary school – Monroe – he showed interests in arts as well as his musical skills, so he entered the San Francisco Art Institute. He also went to Analy High School, but didn’t matriculate, because of his decision to join the U.S. Army, from which he was discharged. However, while he was in high school, Jerry became a member of the school band the Chords, with which he won a contest and recorded his first song, “Raunchy” by Bill Justis, and so his career began.

Before The Grateful Dead was formed, Garcia played in various bands such as Warlocks, which later became The Grateful Dead. Since music was his main focus, along the way he met with numerous musicians including fellow founding members of The Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Ron “Pigpen” McKernan and Bob Weir.

The band’s line up changed often, but that didn’t stop them from playing for 30 years, until 1995. During that period, the band released 13 studio albums, some of which reached platinum and gold certification, such as “Aoxomoxoa” (1969), “Workingsman’s Dead” (1970), “American Beauty” (1970) – one of the band’s greatest albums, reaching double platinum – “In The Dark” (1987), and the last studio album “Without A Net” (1990). During the 30 years period, this was the main source of Garcia’s net worth.

However, Jerry was also involved in several other bands, which were his side projects, such as the Jerry Garcia Band, with which he created several albums, the band Old And In The Way with John Khan, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, Richard Greene, and John Hartford, who left the band before they became popular.

Furthermore, Garcia was a part of the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Saunders-Garcia band, and also a part of the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Garcia as well released several solo albums such as “Garcia” (1972), “Compliments” (1974), and his last solo release “Run For The Roses” (1982), which only added further to his overall net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, Jerry Garcia was in marriage thrice. His first wife was Sara Ruppenthal(1963-67), with whom he had a daughter. Later, he married Carolyn Adams(1981-94), and they had two daughters. In 1994 he married Deborah Koons, who he left widowed. Throughout his entire life, Jerry was drug addicted, so was frequently in rehab. Unfortunately, at the age of 53 he was found dead in his room at one of the rehabilitation clinics – according to sources, he died from a heart attack. In honor of Jerry, his ex-wife and daughter established in 2015 the Jerry Garcia Foundation, which helps children to develop artistic skills.


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mindy Project 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Foxcatcher 2014 writer: "St. Stephen"
Bank Roll 2012 writer: "Casey Jones"
Parenthood 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding 2011 writer: "Scarlet Begonias", "Loose Lucy", "Stella Blue"
Blue Crush 2 2011 Video writer: "Black Muddy River", "Truckin'"
Magic Trip 2011 Documentary writer: "Mindbender Confusion's Price", "Truckin'"
Salvation Boulevard 2011 writer: "Brown Eyed Women", "Franklin's Tower"
The Music Never Stopped 2011 arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional / writer: "Uncle John's Band", "Truckin'", "Touch of Grey", "Truckin' Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989", "Ripple", "Touch of Grey Live at Brendan Byrne Arena, October 14, 1989"
Extraordinary Measures 2010 writer: "Truckin'"
The Box 2009/I writer: "Scarlet Begonias"
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2008 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Hold On 2008/I Short "Jackaroo"
Lucy: The Daughter of the Devil 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield 2006 Video "Slipknot!" / writer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie", "Franklin's Tower"
Catch and Release 2006/II writer: "Uncle John's Band" 1970
Big Love 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 writer: "Scarlet Begonias"
The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico 2005 writer: "Friend of the Devil"
Festival Express 2003 Documentary "Blues Jam" / performer: "Country Jam", "Better Take Jesus' Hand", "I Can't Do It Baby", "Ain't No More Cane", "CC Rider" / writer: "Casey Jones", "Friend of the Devil", "New Speedway Boogie" - as J. Garcia
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Dark Star" 1968
Highway 2002/I writer: "Scarlet Begonias"
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Runaway Bride 1999 "Ripple"
A Walk on the Moon 1999 writer: "Ripple" 1970, "Uncle John's Band" 1970 - as J. Garcia
Around the Fire 1998 writer: "Brown Eyed Women"
Celebrity 1998 music: "Truckin'" 1970
Great Expectations 1998 writer: "Uncle John's Band"
The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon 1996 Documentary writer: "Cream Puff War"
The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 1995 TV Movie documentary writer: "China Cat Sunflower", "Touch of Grey"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rude Awakening 1989 writer: "Uncle John's Band"
Comic Book Confidential 1988 Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Jerome Garcia
Into the Homeland 1987 TV Movie writer: "Truckin'"
One More Saturday Night 1986 producer: "Excusez Moi, Mon Cherie", "Upper Mississippi Showdown", "Fresh Fruit", "Love Nazi", "Don't Lie to Me"
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Opening theme music
Mask 1985 writer: "Ripple"
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video writer: "Uncle John's Band", "Bird Song", "To Lay Me Down", "Ripple", "Ramble on Rose", "Franklin's Tower", "Shakedown Street", "He's Gone", "Truckin'"
More American Graffiti 1979 writer: "Cream Puff War"
WKRP in Cincinnati 1979 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series music - 1 episode
White Trash 1977 writer: "To Lay Me Down", "Sugaree" - uncredited
Little Girl Blue 1974 writer: "Deal" - uncredited
Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blues 1972 writer: "Attics of My Life"
Zabriskie Point 1970 "Love Scene"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary soundtrack mixer
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1978 musician: banjo
Deathsport 1978 musician: guitar
Capone 1975 musician: guitar - uncredited
Big Bad Mama 1974 musician: banjo - uncredited

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The End of the Road 2001 Documentary
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series 1 episode
Deep Blue World 1973 Short
Zabriskie Point 1970

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemax Sessions 1989 TV Series
Heartbeeps 1981 Phil (voice)

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hells Angels Forever 1983 Documentary executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks - the estate of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get Yer Ya Ya's Out 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo 2005 Video documentary Himself
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - Grateful Dead
View from the Vault IV 2003 Video Himself
View from the Vault III 2002 Video Himself
View from the Vault II 2001 Video Himself
The Journey 2001 Documentary Himself
Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dawg 2000 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault 2000 Video Himself
The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation 1999 Documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 6 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself (The Grateful Dead)
Rock & Roll 1995 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
ABC in Concert 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
Bill Monroe: Father of Bluegrass Music 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Branford Marsalis: The Music Tells You 1992 Documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary Himself
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself (as Grateful Dead)
Hells Angels Forever 1983 Documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982 TV Series Himself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video Himself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Himself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performers (as The New Riders of the Purple Sage)
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series Himself
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Grateful Dead
Gimme Shelter 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Woodstock 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Untitled Grateful Dead Documentary Project 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
Jerry: The Movie Documentary post-production Himself
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Grateful Dead
Common Ground: The Music Festival Experience 2014 Short Himself
Sunshine Daydream 2013 Himself
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores 2012 Documentary Himself
Magic Trip 2011 Documentary Himself
Woodstock: Now & Then 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America 2009 Himself
All Tomorrow's Parties 2009 Documentary Himself
I See the Music: Baron Wolman - The Rolling Stone Years 2008 Short Himself
Chelsea on the Rocks 2008 Documentary Himself
1968 with Tom Brokaw 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Dream Studio 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Grass 1999 Documentary Himself
Silicon Valley: A 100 Year Renaissance 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Feed Your Head 1997 Documentary short Himself
Timothy Leary's Last Trip 1997 Documentary Himself

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#Fact
1 Formed a folk-rock duo with Sara Ruppenthal, whom he then married, called "Jerry and Sara". They were divorced in 1967.
2 In 1986, he went into a severe diabetic coma and nearly died. When he awoke, he had to relearn how to play the guitar, but started touring with the Dead again the following year.
3 Had a fourth daughter named Keelin with partner Manasha Matherson in 1987. Despite still being married to Carolyn Adams at the time, though they were married (since 1981 mainly for financial reasons) they didn't live together.
4 Was once held hostage in a hotel room at gunpoint by a pimp who had Garcia mistaken for another man he was after.
5 Worked for a short time as a proofreader for Lenny Bruce in the early 1960s.
6 Most known for his long, flowing, and melodic guitar solo's and improvisation in live music.
7 Was one of the first rock musicians to master the pedal steel guitar and helped revive its sound and help it reach a bigger and more mainstream audience due to his playing with Crosby Stills Nash & Young and The New Riders of the Purple Sage in the country rock genre.
8 Was a master bluegrass Banjo picker who helped revive the Banjo sound and helped bring it to a younger and more mainstream audience with his playing in the band Old and in the Way and other sessions.
9 Once during a benefit concert in the late 1980s on stage with fellow guitar great Carlos Santana, Santana stopped playing mid-song to salute Garcia who was playing so brilliantly.
10 Suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome in the later years of his life, it hampered his mobility and guitar playing.
11 A keen and talented artist, he created over 500 pieces of artwork during his lifetime. Some can be found on his website and in various books, galleries, and art tours.
12 He won the award for best Banjo player in the amateur division at the 1963 Monterey Folk Festival.
13 Had 4 daughters: Heather, Annabelle, Thersea, and Keelin.
14 Ranked number 13 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.
15 Grateful Dead were voted the 55th Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artists of all time by Rolling Stone.
16 Co-writes his songs with Robert Hunter; Hunter writes the lyrics, Garcia the music.
17 The Roseanne (1988) episode "Halloween - The Final Chapter" was dedicated to his memory.
18 Once met Frank Sinatra at an airport and the two discussed music theory.
19 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of Grateful Dead).
20 The famous Grateful Dead House - home to many a "hit" - is located at 710 Ashbury Street in San Francisco.
21 In the US, there is a Ben & Jerry's brand of ice cream called "Cherry Garcia".
22 Guitarist, vocalist, song writer for Grateful Dead.
23 Missing half of his right middle finger

#Quote
1 A lot of times, when we write a song for a record, it really doesn't turn into what it's gonna become until we've been performing it a few years. So normally our records are usually failures on that level.
2 Well, when you're seventeen, you can handle the army, you don't mind. At least for as long as I was in, which was for about nine - ten months. Then I got kicked out. I had pathological anti-authoritarianism.
3 [on Grateful Dead's more complicated music] You can't just play the way The Grateful Dead plays without working at it. It's not something that is easy or just happened to us. There was a long, slow process that brought that into being.
4 [on his lack of interest in fame and success] You know, I could have spent my whole life playing the blues in a Mission Street dump and been just as happy. All my life, man, all my life.
5 ([on his favorite movie, Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)] My general fascination with the bizarre can definitely be traced to this movie.
6 I would describe my own electric guitar playing as descended from barroom rock-and-roll, country guitar and jazz. Just because that's where all my stuff comes from. It's like that blues instrumental stuff that was happening in the late '50s, early '60s. Like 'Freddie King'.
7 First of all I don't think of myself as an adult. An adult is someone who's made up their mind. When I go through airports and the people who have their whole material thing together, who are clean, well-groomed, who have tailored clothes, who have their whole material thing together, these people are adults. They've made their decision to follow those routines. I would say I was part of a prolonged adolescence.
8 Drug use is kind of a dead-end street. It's one of those places you turn with your problems, and pretty soon all your problems just become that one problem. Then it's just you and the drugs.
9 Magic is what we do, music is how we do it.
10 [commenting on environmental issues] Somebody's got to do something, and it's a damned shame that it has to be us!
11 I'd rather have my immortality while I'm alive. I don't care if it lasts beyond me at all. I'd just as soon it didn't.
12 Deadheads are kinda like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but people who like licorice, REALLY like licorice!

#Trademark
1 Favoured the Gibson SG and the Fender Stratocaster
2 Extremely Long Beard
3 Black T-Shirt
4 Wild Improvisational Playing style


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