Choose Your Companions: The Grateful Dead's Bill Vitt on Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders

Choose Your Companions: The Grateful Dead's Bill Vitt on Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders

By Jedd Beaudoin

"We never rehearsed. That probably helped." Longtime Jerry Garcia drummer Vitt looks back on how it all started and what it meant. 18 Jan 2017 // 2:00 AM

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