Fun Facts about the Grateful Dead Frontman:
He was named after Broadway composer, Jerome Kern.
As a child, he was encouraged by his 3rd grade teacher that “being a creative person was a viable possibility in life”… as a child he picked up the banjo, piano, electric guitar and loved to draw and paint.
His first paying gig made him a whopping $5.
The Grateful Dead’s name was chosen randomly from the dictionary.
“Touch of Grey” was The Grateful Dead’s only top 10 hit.
Jerry Garcia has a cockroach and an asteroid named after him, and he inspired Carolyn Joe’s favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor, Cherry Garcia.