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Gererous Jerry

#101780 2 years, 7 months ago
I just came across this article on Greenpeace's website, not sure if it's been posted here before. Jerry was such a cool generous man.

In 1977 the Greenpeace ship James Bay was docked in San Francisco and had no means to get back out on the high seas to continue chasing the whaling fleets. They needed supplies and fuel, and no money to buy them with. So a group of Greenpeacers went to see Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, who was playing with the Jerry Garcia Band in Berkeley.When the Greenpeacers laid out their dilemma to Jerry — they needed $10,000 to fuel up the ship and buy provisions — he was immediately open to the idea of doing a benefit concert. Five days later, on August 12th, 1977, the Jerry Garcia Band stood right there on San Francisco’s Pier 31, in front of the James Bay, and played to a sold-out crowd. The concert raised $20,000, and the James Bay sailed out of port on August 19, headed back out to save the whales.


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Re: Gererous Jerry

#101785 2 years, 7 months ago
Learn something new every day. Thanks Island Head.

This from thejerrysite.com

Jerry Garcia Band
Previous_arrow Friday, Aug 12, 1977 Next_arrow
Pier 31, San Francisco, CA



- Set 1 -
They Love Each Other
Russian Lullaby
The Way You Do The Things You Do
Friend Of The Devil
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

- Set 2 -
Sitting In Limbo
Catfish John
Simple Twist Of Fate
Don't Let Go

Benefit for Greenpeace. Show with Maria Muldaur.

There are a few photos on thejerrysite.com of the poster (starts at noon and a $5 donation) and possibly a T-shirt.

www.thejerrysite.com/shows/show/1327


and link to two photos taken by Bob Minkin


www.minkindesign.com/photo/jgb/jgb_08-12-77-01.html
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Re: Gererous Jerry

#101793 2 years, 7 months ago
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Re: Gererous Jerry

#101831 2 years, 7 months ago
He should have asked Cheech and Chong to sit in with him!

The voices tell me what to say
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