Wednesday, August 01, 2007

A Long Strange Trip

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: The former banjo player for the band Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions was born on this date in 1942 in San Francisco. That band would eventually teak their lineup and change their name to The Warlocks. Eventually they changed their name from The Warlocks to something else. That former banjo player stayed with the newly named band until his death in 1995, a long, strange trip. Your One Cup question this morning – to name this former Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions member, who would have been 65 today.

Answer: Jerry Garcia. The Warlocks of course became The Grateful Dead.

Happy Birthday, Jerry, whereever you are!

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