Happy Birthday, Jerry Garcia

For Steve Silberman and Richard Ober.

Garcia would have been 70 today, had he withstood the ravages he himself and the times inflicted on him. I’ve never been a huge Dead fan, but the sweetest of their music, such as this version of Peggy-O, is sweet indeed. As the person who posted it at YouTube said, “This one is all Jerry, frail yet strong and full of emotion. In my opinion, the solo alone is possibly one of the most poetic of Jerry’s later years.”

Hat-tip to Open Culture, which has lots more Dead goodies through its Free Grateful Dead Concert Archive.

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