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Dead since 1995 but forever Grateful, Jerry Garcia was a workingman’s musician, born in (where else?) San Francisco on this day in 1942. Here he is 50 years ago playing an acoustic solo of “High Time” in the studio.

Also born today:

Blues guitarist/singer Robert Cray — born 1953 in Columbus, Georgia.

Rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy (aka Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) — born 1960 in Queens, New York.

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz — born 1964 in Berkeley, California.

Rapper Coolio (aka Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) — born 1963 in Compton, California.