A MOVIE IS BEING MADE ABOUT GRATEFUL DEAD FRONTMAN JERRY GARCIA...PLUS, THE DEAD ARE HONORING JERRY GARCIA'S DEATH...WITH KAZOOS?!
A movie is being made about Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia's life before he became the leader of the band.
Producers announced plans to turn the book "Dark Star: An Oral Biography on Jerry Garcia" into a big-screen film.
The movie will be like "Nowhere Boy", which looked at John Lennon's youth before he joined the Beatles.
The movie will look at the period when Garcia was working in coffee shops and playing bluegrass, newly married with a young daughter. The film ends when Garcia leaves to join the Dead.
It's highly unlikely that the movie will feature the band's music. Instead, there will be more of a "bluegrass, folk ballads and jugband music" feel because that's what was influential at the time.
The movie's title hasn't been officially announced, but rumor is that it will be called "Dark Star".
Production could start as early as next year.
Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart will mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia with kazoos.
Mickey is hoping to break the record for largest kazoo ensemble by leading fans in a kazoo rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the seventh-inning stretch at the Cubs-Giants game in San Francisco on August 9th.
Dead bandmate Bob Weir will perform the national anthem before the game and Garcia's daughter, Annabelle, will throw out the first pitch.
Fans who buy tickets to a special Jerry Garcia section at the park also get a Jerry Garcia bobblehead wearing in a Giants jacket.