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Jerry Garcia (1942-1995)

 
 
Jerry Garcia (1943-1995) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
1. Jerry Garcia (1943-1995) Marker
Inscription.  "My grandmother listened to country, my mother listened to opera, my father was a musician, I was in the middle of music"

Globally adored and respected musician and frontman for the iconic band, the Grateful Dead, Jerry lived with his grandparents for several years at 87 Harrington Street.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1942.
 
Location. 37° 43.51′ N, 122° 26.074′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Mission Street and Harrington Street, on the right when traveling south on Mission Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerry Garcia (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Mary's Chapel Bell (approx. ¾ mile away); The First Dynamite Factory in America (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Mary's College (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Mary's Pub (approx. 0.9 miles away); Glen Canyon Park History (approx. 1.1 miles away); Original Site of Bancroft Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Lapidos House (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jerry Garcia (Wikipedia)
Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
2. Jerry Garcia (1942-1995) Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here embedded in the sidewalk between the street sign and the fire hydrant. To be clear, Jerry Garcia did not live here near the street corner, but rather a bit up the block, just a short walk away.
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"Jerome John Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, best known for being a principal songwriter, the lead guitarist and a vocalist with the rock band the Grateful Dead, of which he was a founding member and which came to prominence during the counterculture of the 1960s. Although he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader of the band."
(Submitted on November 25, 2021.) 

2. Scarlet Begonias (YouTube, studio version, audio only). "...Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right" (Submitted on November 25, 2021.) 
 
Jerry Garcia's former home at 87 Harrington Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 24, 2021
3. Jerry Garcia's former home at 87 Harrington Street
<i>Harrington Street</i> by Jerry Garcia image. Click for full size.
1995
4. Harrington Street by Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia's book used a picture of his Harrington Street house for the book cover.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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