Band leader, guitarist, songwriter; born in San Francisco. Son of a Spanish immigrant who became a band leader popular in the San Francisco area, he studied piano as a boy but turned to the guitar in his teens. He dropped out of school at age 17 and served nine months in the U.S. Army before being discharged for poor conduct. Jerry died August 9th, 1995.
Jerry was into rainforest saving, so is Paul, that could be a good song, not to mention the Grateful Dead is great.