So Many Roads … Happy Birthday Jerry Garcia

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Grateful Dead – So Many Roads – 7/9/95 @ Soldier Field in Chicago, IL. From the last Grateful Dead show. This is maybe the most soulful „So Many Roads“ Jerry ever sang.

Jerome John „Jerry“ Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Although he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or „spokesman“ of the group.


Garcia was also renowned for his musical and technical ability, particularly his ability to play a variety of instruments, and his ability to sustain long improvisations with The Grateful Dead. Garcia believed that improvisation took stress away from his playing and allowed him to make spur of the moment decisions that he would not have made intentionally. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Garcia noted that „my own preferences are for improvisation, for making it up as I go along. The idea of picking, of eliminating possibilities by deciding, that’s difficult for me“. Garcia’s improvisation techniques were widely lauded for their ability to span genres, as well as his ability to employ modal guitar playing. He was particularly a proponent of using the Mixolydian mode, a scale which utilised a flattened 7th note.


„Roll me up and smoke me when I die“ – Happy Birthday Willie Nelson zum 80. Geburtstag.

Willie Hugh Nelson (* 30. April 1933 in Abbott, Texas), der zu den bedeutendsten Persönlichkeiten der Outlaw-Bewegung und der Country-Folk-Szene zählt, wird heute 80.

Willie Nelson hatte 22 Nummer-eins-Singles und 14 Nummer-eins-Alben in den Billboard-Country-Charts. Zu seinen bekanntesten Songs zählen Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain, On the Road Again und Always on My Mind sowie Crazy in der Interpretation von Patsy Cline. Außerdem war er in fast 40 Film- und Fernsehproduktionen als Schauspieler tätig. alles lesen bei wikipedia