Throughout their history, the Dead played on nearly every single day of the year. There are only three or four exceptions, including August 9th. So, it is a strange coincidence that Jerry passed away on the date.
I can still recall the day that Jerry passed, as I am sure all of you can as well. My buddy Chris and I were on the water, working, when a friend alerted us to Jerry's death. We spent the rest of our workday in a stupor, barely paying attention to what was going on while listening to the tributes and coverage on the radio. That evening we fired up some shows and kicked back, giving the man our own sendoff.
Please leave your comments below about your experiences on that day. And while we don't have a show from this day in history, we are sure you will be playing your favorite to honor Jerry.