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Friends of the Devil: The Social Network of Jerry Garcia


Although Jerry Garcia never published a memoir, in 1999 Blair Jackson published a well received biography of the legendary guitarist and songwriter. Here are the names appearing in that book – a proxy for Jerry’s social network of friends and influences. Here

The Social Network of Jerry Garcia (from “Garcia-An American Life, 2000, published by Penguin Books; since the original post I have tightened the list by only including names that appear in main text; in other words, those names that appear in endnotes and references have been removed.)

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Carolyn Adams
Lee Adams
Eddie Adcock
Lou Adler
Peter Albin
Rodney Albin
Oscar Aleman
Sandy Alexander
Duane Allman
Gregg Allman
Richard Alpert
Robert Altman
Eric Anderson
Thomas Aquinas
Louis Armstrong
Dick Arnold
Jerome Arnold
Ken Babbs
Randy Baker
Don Baldwin
Marty Balin
Hank Ballard
John Barlow
Steve Barncard
Danny Barnett
Bob Barsotti
Travis Bean
Archie Bell
John Belushi
Tony Bennett
Randy Berge
Irving Berlin
Chuck Berry
Ron Bevirt
William Blake
Jay Blakesberg
Michael Bloomfield
Dick Bogert
Ron Boise
James Bond
Connie Bonner
Carlos Bookstall
Pat Boone
Michael Bowen
Sonny Boy
Patricia Boyle
Ray Bradbury
Bob Bralove
Stewart Brand
Bill Broonzy
Ben Brown
James Brown
John Brown
Steve Brown
Page Browning
Lenny Bruce
Anita Bryant
Lord Buckley
Paul Buckmaster
Harold Budd
Sandy Bull
Eric Burdon
Dave Burgin
James Burton
Richard Burton
Roger Bush
Paul Butterfield
Brendan Byrne
John Cage
Clayton Call
Ellen Callahan
Paul Camera
Charlie Campaign
Marcel Camus
Curtis Candy
Gus Cannon
Betty Cantor
Jim Capaldi
Larry Carlton
Lewis Carroll
Dick Carter
Ron Carter
Jack Casady
Neal Cassady
Ellen Cavanaugh
Charlie Chan
Ray Charles
Sam Charters
Jeff Chimenti
Jesus Christ
John Cipollina
Eric Clapton
Clarence Clemons
Jimmy Cliff
Bill Clifford
Dennis Clifford
Patrick Clifford
Ruth Marie Clifford
William Henry Clifford
Bill Clinton
Lowell Clukas
Eddie Cochran
Bruce Cockburn
Jean Cocteau
Allen Cohen
Louis Collins
John Coltrane
Brian Connors
Tom Constanten
Michael Cooney
Roger Corman
Elvis Costello
Jonathan Cott
Elizabeth Cotten
James Cotton
Audrey Court
Emily Craig
Floyd Cramer
Joe Craven
Max Creek
David Crosby
Susan Crutcher
John Curl
John Cutler
Sam Cutler
Richard Daley
Antonio Dalmau
Roger Daltrey
Rick Danko
Gary Davis
Jesse Davis
Miles Davis
Tom Davis
John Dawson
Leon Day
Jack DeJohnette
Billy DeLyon
Len Dell
Louis Demateis
James Denman
Vince DiBiase
Bonnie Dobson
Tom Donahue
Bob Drew
Spencer Dryden
Frank DuPre
Judge Michael Dufficy
Gary Duncan
Bob Dylan
Jim Edminston
Duke Ellington
Dave Ellis
Joe Ellis
Brian Eno
John Entwistle
Gary Erickson
John Estes
Bill Evans
Dale Evans
Carter Family
Plastic Fantastic
Richard Favis
Bob Fees
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Gretchen Fetchin
Martin Fierro
Lester Flatt
Tom Fogerty
Norm Fontaine
Betty Ford
Ernie Ford
Francis Ford
Gerald Ford
Jack Ford
Paul Foster
Stephen Foster
Matthew Fox
Ken Frankel
Al Franken
Ben Franklin
Bobby Freeman
David Freiberg
Bob Fried
Sarah Fulcher
Bill Fuller
Bobby Fuller
Jesse Fuller
Cliff Gallup
David Gans
Carolyn Garcia
Daniel Garcia
Deborah Garcia
Jerome John Garcia
Jerry Garcia
Joe Garcia
Jose Garcia
Joseph Garcia
June Garcia
Manuel Garcia
Ruth Garcia
Ruth Clifford Garcia
Jimmy Garrison
Leon Gast
Marvin Gaye
Lowell George
Hunter Gets
Allen Ginsberg
Ralph Gleason
Donna Godchaux
Keith Godchaux
Joe Goldmark
Al Gore
Tim Gorman
Bill Graham
Herb Greene
Richard Greene
Robert Greenfield
Rick Griffin
David Grisman
Emmett Grogan
Gary Gutierrez
Grace Marie Haddie
Marie Haddie
John Haeny
Bill Haley
Ann Halprin
Scott Hambly
Roy Hamilton
Oscar Hammerstein
John Handy
John Harding
Ellen Harmon
George Harrison
Hank Harrison
Lenny Hart
Michael Hart
Mickey Hart
John Hartford
Dave Hassinger
David Hassinger
Ronnie Hawkins
Dan Healy
Marvin Hedrick
Hugh Hefner
Elaine Heise
Chet Helms
Jon Hendricks
Jimi Hendrix
James Henke
David Hidalgo
Miles High
Chris Hillman
Beverly Hills
Warren Hinckle
Bradley Hodgman
Albert Hoffman
Billie Holiday
Robin Hood
Edgar Hoover
Bruce Hornsby
Ron Howard
George Howell
Ron Hubbard
Paul Humphrey
Bob Hunter
George Hunter
Norman Hunter
Robert Hunter
Diane Huntsburger
John Hurt
Art Institute
Doug Irwin
Charles Ives
Blair Jackson
Rex Jackson
Henry Jacobs
Mick Jagger
James Jamerson
Harry James
Skip James
Rick Jarrard
Keith Jarrett
Dwight Johnson
Johnny Johnson
Casey Jones
George Jones
Janis Joplin
James Joyce
John Kahn
Linda Kahn
Hal Kant
Paul Kantner
Karen Kaplan
Mark Karan
Heather Katz
Jerry Kaukonen
Bill Keith
David Kemper
Mike Kennedy
Stan Kenton
Roy Kepler
Jerome Kern
Jack Kerouac
Jim Kerwin
Ken Kesey
Steve Kimock
Albert King
Henry Kissinger
King Kong
Deborah Koons
Fletcher Koons
John Koons
Paul Krassner
Bill Kreutzmann
Billy Kreutzmann
Gene Krupa
Eric Kujawsky
Jim Kweskin
Ned Lagin
Steve Lambrecht
Debbie Lane
Perry Lane
Billy Ray Latham
Dick Latvala
Eileen Law
Timothy Leary
Marshall Leicester
John Lennon
Jill Lesh
Phil Lesh
David Letterman
Lowell Levenger
Mark Levinson
Howard Levy
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Lee Lewis
Alex Ligertwood
Gordon Lightfoot
Charles Lloyd
Kurt Loder
Alan Lomax
Jose Lopez
Richard Loren
Dorothy Love
George Lucas
Henry Luce
John Luther
Martin Luther
Billy Lyons
Gary Lyons
Shirley MacLaine
Joseph Magnin
Charlie Man
Harvey Mandel
Steve Marcus
David Margen
Grace Marie
Bob Marley
George Marsh
Jim Marshall
Mike Marshall
Dean Martin
Hugh Masakela
Bob Matthews
Dave Matthews
Mary Ann Mayer
Paul McCartney
Ed McClanahan
Michael McClure
Jimmy McCracklin
Fred McDowell
John McFee
Bobby McGee
Jon McIntire
Scott McKenzie
Phil McKernan
Ron McKernan
George McLean
Larry McMurtry
Clyde McPhatter
David McQueen
Barbara Meier
Barry Melton
Sally Van Meter
Richard Loren Mill
Glenn Miller
Jerry Miller
Steve Miller
Stephen Dorian Miner
Charles Mingus
Bobby Mitchell
Joni Mitchell
Bill Monroe
Charlie Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
Vaughn Monroe
Carl Moore
Michael Moore
Dana Morgan
Dean Moriarty
Jim Morrison
Van Morrison
Victor Moscoso
Stanley Mouse
Maria Muldaur
Anne Murray
David Murray
Brent Mydland
Mark Naftalin
Graham Nash
David Nelson
Ricky Nelson
Willie Nelson
Ed Neumeister
Paul Newman
Randy Newman
Roy Nichols
David Nichtern
Don Nix
Richard Nixon
Ken Nordine
Barry Olivier
Keith Olsen
Ole Opry
George Orwell
Ira Oto
Elaine Pagels
Steve Parish
Bonnie Parker
Dave Parker
David Parker
Graham Parker
Kenneth Patchen
Les Paul
Bill Payne
Sonny Payne
Ed Pearl
Herb Pederson
Dan Penn
William Penn
Sergeant Pepper
Paul Perry
Bobby Petersen
Bobby Peterson
Tom Petty
John Phillips
Wilson Pickett
Mary Pickford
Courtney Pollack
Bruce Polonksy
Elvis Presley
Lee Quarnstrom
Don Quixotes
Chuck Rainey
Ron Rakow
Clifford Ramon
Frederic Ramsey
Nancy Reagan
Ronald Reagan
Donna Reed
Jerry Reed
Jimmy Reed
Lou Reed
Del Reeves
Jonathan Reister
Deborah Remington
Don Reno
Paul Revere
Kenneth Rexroth
Don Rich
Keith Richards
Danny Rifkin
Johnny Rivers
Marty Robbins
Paul Robertson
Roy Rogers
Brian Rohan
Gregg Rolie
Mickey Rooney
Franklin Roosevelt
Tim Rose
Neil Rosenberg
Sandy Rothman
Loren Rowan
Peter Rowan
Jerry Rubin
Todd Rundgren
Leon Russell
Nora Sage
Doug Sahm
Ira Sandperl
Carlos Santana
Jan Sawka
Phil Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
John Scher
Charles Schulz
Earl Scruggs
Gene Sculatti
Pete Sears
Roy Seburn
Mike Seeger
Pete Seeger
Bob Seger
Aimee Semple
Frank Serratoni
Ravi Shankar
Mike Shapiro
John Shelley
Allen Shelton
Jonathan Shore
Michael Shrieve
Rick Shubb
John Sievert
Jon Sievert
Steve Silberman
Paul Simon
Lee Sims
Edith Sitwell
Barry Sless
Grace Slick
Harry Smith
Joe Smith
Gary Snyder
King Solomon
Phil Spector
Sir Speed
Paul Speegle
Owsley Stanley
Ralph Stanley
Sue Stephens
Stephen Stills
Liz Stires
Robert Stone
Scott Stoneman
Eric Storace
Don Stover
Chris Strachwitz
Jack Straw
Billy Strayhorn
Hamilton Street
Barbra Streisand
Ed Sullivan
Donna Summer
Sue Swanson
Will Take
Derek Taylor
Mick Taylor
Sonny Terry
Sam Tessel
Eric Thompson
Tom Thumb
Peter Toluzzi
Louis Toodleoo
Dave Torbert
David Torbert
Allen Toussaint
Pete Townshend
Tony Trischka
Alan Trist
Rick Turner
Ron Tutt
Mark Twain
Suzanne Vega
Gene Vincent
Bill Vitt
Kurt Vonnegut
Howard Wales
Bill Walker
George Walker
Bill Walton
Wayne Wang
Rob Wasserman
Gordon Wasson
Alan Watts
John Wayne
Troy Weidenheimer
Bob Weir
Frederick Weir
Roberta Weir
Peter Weiss
Eric Weissberg
Laurie Welnick
Vince Welnick
Jerry Wexler
Philip Whalen
Clarence White
Roland White
Ron Wickersham
Hank Williams
Robin Williams
Tony Williams
Winnie Winston
Steve Winwood
Tom Wolfe
Chris Wood
Frank Lloyd Wright
Bill Wyman
Max Yasgur
Jesse Colin Young
Neil Young
Frank Zappa
Warren Zevon


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Discussion

One thought on “Friends of the Devil: The Social Network of Jerry Garcia

  1. Holy smokes am I interested in this. I have much, much more granular data on Garcia's musical and other networks, and I know I will be wanting/needing to do some Social Network Analysis with them. Click my name for my email and please do drop me a line!

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    Posted by Jerry Garcia's Middle Finger | March 7, 2012, 10:42 pm

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