Grateful Dead singer/songwriter/guitarist Jerry Garcia died on August 9, 1995 of a heart attack.
A few days later, 25,000 people attended a public memorial at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Garcia's legacy was built on the road. The Grateful Dead played more than 2,300 concerts during their 30 year existence. Estimates claim that the band played for a total of 25 million people. They played at some of the most legendary festivals of the late 1960's and 1970's including Woodstock, the Monterey Pop Festival, and the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen.
Jerry Garcia was a musician with range. He played rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae and jazz. Rolling Stone ranked him at 13th on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."