I know Jerry HATED that many people considered him to be godlike. And these guys are down to earth. Just normal guys like you and I, who were in the right place at the right time, living the dream (playin music for a living).
How they got together was for lack of a better word a simple twist of fate....
One night in 1965, Lesh, Garcia, and Weir all happened to be at the same party in Palo Alto. While in Garcia's car, smoking pot, Lesh mentioned that he was interested in taking up an electric instrument, maybe the bass. Lesh attended the Warlocks next gig and was invited to play bass with them. After playing a few more gigs, the combination of talent became indelible.
FFF! Family is Forever!!!
May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you