This is is pretty big news for Deadheads and Phish phans. The 4 surviving members of The Grateful Dead will play 3 nights at Soldier Field in Chicago and Trey Anastasio is set to front the band replacing the late, Jerry Garcia. The Dead picked Soldier Field to be their final show ’cause that was the venue where it had Jerry’s last performance before he passed on.
This is huge for Trey and I’m sure it’s a dream come true for him to play with the Dead! WOW! I’m a fan of both the Dead and Phish. Congrats Trey!!!
I’m sure these concerts will be recorded for a DVD/CD release so I’ll hear it then! I’m sure It will be a killer show!
2 history making recordings have made the Library of Congress, Recording Registry. Donna Summer’s hit, “I Feel Love” and the Grateful Dead’s historic concert which is the most important of the band’s career, 1977 @ Barton Hall, are being inducted into the registry. Congrats to both of them and very well deserved. I’m sure both Donna and Jerry, would be proud if they were still alive today.
More on the story, here.
August is a special month for Deadheads. Why? Because August 1st is the day Jerry Garcia was born in the year 1942 and Jerry died several days later in 1995 of the same month! If Jerry was still alive, he would have been 69 right now. If Jerry was still alive, I’m pretty sure he would still be doing what he loved doing best. Playing with the Grateful Dead. If he was still around, I’m sure the Grateful Dead would still be together today, making albums and touring like they always did. Sometimes I wondered what it would be like if the Grateful Dead with Jerry fronting was still here today. I’m sure they wouldn’t lose their popularity.
I’m a pretty big Grateful Dead fan like all the others. Some people don’t see it, but yes, I’m a Deadhead. I’ve never seen the Grateful Dead in concert when Jerry was alive but I’ve wished I did. RIP Jerry. He maybe gone, but his legacy still lives on to this day!
“Truckin’, got my chips cashed in. Keep truckin’, like the doo dah man, Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on”…
Yes, that’s right. Jerry Garcia is on his way to the big screen with his own biopic film, and it will be directed by Amir Bar-Lev. The film will focus on Jerry Garcia’s earlier days, before joining the Grateful Dead that made him a huge star.
Since the film will focus on Jerry’s earlier days, I assume they will focus on his childhood, and how he got into music. I’m sure they will focus on his history of drug use as well. Garcia had a pretty rough childhood and he was already playing in bands way before the Grateful Dead even started. Him and Phil Lesh go way back.
I think a Jerry Garcia biopic would be interesting and it’s well deserved.
So the question is? Who should play Jerry? I was thinking Jeff Bridges, but the article said they would focus on Garcia’s younger days, so they are probably gonna go for a younger actor.
They would obviously need an actor that is also a guitar player. This is a hard one to decide. Maybe the role should go to an unknown actor instead of a big name?
I’m a HUGE Grateful Dead fan by the way. Yeah, I’m a Dead Head like the rest of ’em. Except I don’t drink and don’t do drugs to the music. I don’t need to do that shit to enjoy the music, do I?