Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Cool Tribute To Jerry Garcia at The Fillmore

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – High Grass Dogs: Live from the Fillmore DVD was filmed on March 15 & 16, 1999 at the Fillmore, San Francisco, California.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Fillmore 1999 Jerry Garcia Doll

While watching the concert on TV the other night, I noticed a subtle yet appropriate tribute to one of the performers that made The Fillmore the legendary venue it is today.  In this photo, sitting right behind Mike Campbell on top of a guitar amp is a cool looking Jerry Garcia doll.

Jerry Garcia Doll Tom Petty DVD High Grass Dogs Fillmore

The doll known as “The Jerry Doll”  (SOLD OUT) was a Limited Edition officially licensed product sold by Liquid Blue.

Jerry Garcia Doll Fillmore Grateful Dead

Garcia and The Grateful Dead played The Fillmore and The Fillmore West countless times in their career.  One of their most famous live albums is Fillmore West 1969, a three-CD album composed of selections from four concerts performed at Fillmore West.  Petty often covers The Dead’sFriend of the Devil” live in concert as a tribute to Garcia.  Here’s another screen cap of Campbell & Petty with “The Jerry Doll” looming behind them.

Jerry Garcia Doll Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 1999 Fillmore

Petty also paid a subtle tribute to John Lennon on the “Hard Promises” album released shortly after Lennon’s murder, check it out…

Tom Petty’s Tribute To John Lennon On “Hard Promises” Album

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