Jerry Garcia Net Worth
Jerry Garcia net worth: Jerry Garcia was an American musician who had a net worth of $20 million at the time of his death on August 9, 1995. He was best for being a co-founder of the Grateful Dead. He was the lead singer, one of the primary songwriters and lead guitarist.
He was born Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia on August 1, 1942 in San Francisco, California. The son of a Spanish immigrant, Garcia studied piano as a boy then turned to the guitar in his teens. At age 17 he dropped out of high school and spent nine months in the U.S. Army before being dishonorably discharged.
After leaving the Army Jerry began playing folk and blues guitar in clubs around the San Francisco Bay Area, while simultaneously working as a salesman and music teacher.
In 1965 Jerry and some friends formed a band that was initially called the Warlocks but eventually renamed The band Grateful Dead when they discovered there was another band of the same name.
Given that Grateful Dead's inception was during the LSD and drug movement in the 60s, the band initially played 'psychedelic' rock but moved on to a more diverse rock style in the 70s. By 1974 members of Grateful Dead began to go their own separate ways and Jerry Garcia was no exception. Unfortunately, Garcia's battle with drugs caused him to be arrested and subsequently sent to a treatment center. When he experienced a diabetic coma, Garcia turned his life around and Grateful Dead made a comeback in 1987 with the hit single Touch of Gray from their album In the Dark.
Garcia met his first wife, Sara Ruppenthal, in 1963. They married in 1963 and had a daughter, Heather, that same year. His second wife, Carolyn Adams, is the mother of Garcia's second and third daughters, Annabelle and Theresa. He married Deborah Koons on Valentine's Day of 1994.
|Net Worth:||$20 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 1, 1942 - Aug 9, 1995 (53 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.778 m)|
|Profession:||Musician, Guitarist, Artist, Songwriter, Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Music artist|
|Nationality:||United States of America|