Which guitarist once lost half of his middle finger in a wood-chopping accident?
– Jimi Hendrix
– Jerry Garcia
– Eric Clapton
– Bruce Springsteen
Answer: Jerry Garcia is best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead. When Garcia was four years old, he and his family were vacationing in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California. A young Garcia was tasked with steadying wood, while his older brother Tiff chopped. Garcia inadvertently placed his hand in the path of the falling axe. As a result Garcia lost two-thirds of his right middle finger. Despite the accident, Garcia went on to play a mean guitar, and often showed off his missing finger in a sort of salute to fans.
Jerome John Garcia was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work as the lead guitarist and as a vocalist with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s.
Born: 1 August 1942, San Francisco, California, United States
Died: 9 August 1995, Forest Knolls, Marin County, California, California, United States
Spouse: Deborah Koons (m. 1994–1995), MORE