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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 26, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

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This is a signed picture of Jerry Garcia. The signature is done in blue ink. It's on medium weight cardboard (probably from a show). This is a really cool photo. This would be a great addition to any collection or store.

I have been collecting random items for over 30 years. I am not an experts in the autograph business, tfore make no claims as to the authenticity of any signature, or item we have listed. It is up to the bidder to check each item out prior to placing any bid. Cigar box labels and Paintings are our forte. Thanks again and happy bidding.

Document: 14 x 11in
Artist's Biography:
Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 - August 9, 1995) was the lead guitarist and vocalist of the psychedelic rock band the Grateful Dead. Named after composer Jerome Kern, Garcia started on the banjo and piano, moved on to the guitar, and other stringed instruments. Garcia's mature guitar-playing melded elements from the various kinds of music that had enthralled him. Echoes of bluegrass playing (such as Arthur Smith and Doc Watson) could be heard. But the "roots music" behind bluegrass had its influence, too, and melodic riffs from Celtic fiddle jigs can be distinguished. T was also early rock (like Lonnie Mack, James Burton and Chuck Berry), contemporary blues (such as Freddie King and Lowell Fulson), country & western (such as Roy Nichols and Don Rich), and jazz (like Charlie Christian) to be heard in Jerry's style. Don Rich was the sparkling country guitar player in Buck Owens's "Buckaroos" band of the 1960s, but besides Rich's style, both Garcia's pedal steel guitar playing (on Grateful Dead records and others) and his standard electric guitar work, were influenced by another of Owens's Buckaroos of that time, pedal-steel player Tom Blumley.
Garcia's style varied somewhat according to the song or instrumental to which he was contributing . His playing had a number of so-called "signatures" and, in his work through the years with the Grateful Dead, one of these was lead lines making much use of rhythmic triplets (examples include the songs "Good Morning Little School Girl," "New Speedway Boogie," "Brokedown Palace," "Deal," "Loser," "Truckin'," "That's It For The Other One," "U.S. Blues," "Sugaree," and "Don't Ease Me In").
In 1967, Jerry Garcia lived at 710 Ashbury Street, San Francisco, in the heart of the Haight Ashbury district and played at the Human Be-In which inaugurated the Summer of Love.
From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead toured almost constantly, developing a fan base known as deadheads, renowned for their intensity of devotion. Some fans dedicated their lives to the band, following the Grateful Dead from concert to concert, making a living by selling handmade goods, arts, crafts, and drugs.

Fine. In very good overall condition considering the age. T is a small crush mark on the upper left hand side. Other than that, it's in very good condition. Please look at the images and judge it for yourselves. Any statement made regarding the condition of this piece is a statement of opinion only. Every person should exercise and rely on his or her own judgment as to such matters and we will not be held responsible for the correctness of such opinions. Please keep in mind, most of our items (art and antiques) are over 100 years old and normal age should be expected. The photos are considered part of the description, so please view them all.

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