Birthplace: San Francisco
Arguably one of the most famous rock and roll musicians of all time as lead singer and guitarist of The Grateful Dead. Famous for their mesmerizing live performances, and intriguing blend of pop, rock, bluegrass and folk, The Grateful Dead reached its full expression in albums such as Workingman's Dead (1970), American Beauty (1970), and Blues for Allah (1975). Garcia was a productive musician and
songwriter who worked with The Dead, on solo recordings, in other bands, and in numerous guest roles. The Ben and Jerry's ice-cream flavor Cherry Garcia is named for him.