Posts Tagged ‘Jerry Moore’

Jerry Moore interview on Sirius XM

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I interviewed Jerry Moore for the Grateful Dead Channel in January 2008. We’re rebroadcasting that conversation this weekend: Saturday 10 am ET and Sunday 8 pm ET

The Grateful Dead Channel is on Sirius 32 and XM 57.

Harvey Lubar remembers Jerry Moore

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Harvey Lubar, from private correspondence, posted here with permission:

I don’t know where to even begin.

Jerry and I were very close in college (we both went to Lehman in the Bronx), took courses together, and he was a member of the Hell’s Honkies Tape Club (there were only four of us). I drove Jerry to many of the concerts he taped in 1973 and 1974, and it always drove him nuts that you could hear me briefly talking between songs.

We first met in Oct. 1972 when he answered a notice I taped on a wall in the Student Union at Lehman looking to trade tapes. We hung out at each other’s houses a lot and Jerry was far more aggressive in taping shows than I would ever be. Quite frankly, I was too neurotic and would never enjoy a show I taped.

Jerry eventually got to know Les Kippel and they became close, starting Dead Relix together. I took out an ad in the first few issues and Jerry took out separate ads. Lots of people contacted us and we were off to the races. Pat Lee was one of those who also had a business card for tape trading, and it has been my pleasure to call Pat a friend since 1973 or 74.

I will never forget the expression on Jerry’s face when he first bought the Sony TC 152 in early 1974. Boy, he loved that machine, and Jerry had the knack for finding the sweet spot for the best sound. He particularly loved the first row of the loge or balcony (can’t remember which) of the Academy of Music, later called the Palladium.

After college (June 1975) Jerry and I went our separate ways. I didn’t see him again until the Dead shows in Sept. 1990 at MSG. We spoke for a few minutes and then the show started. We bumped into each other only a few times after that but I will always cherish (and I don’t use that term lightly) those times we spent together in college.

Not too long ago, I misinterpreted something Jerry wrote on Lossless Legs and I thought there was going to be a bit of an online battle. He was a master of the English language and I would have lost that one REAL QUICK. Instead, we hashed things out off-list and the emails were hysterical.

Most people don’t know that Jerry was born in Northern Ireland. I loved to tease him about William of Orange and Orange Day and he would get on my case about being Jewish. It was classic crap between two 19-year-olds and it makes me feel so sad that we didn’t remain closer. We will certainly miss Jerry but his recordings will go on forever, making Jerry immortal. Good for him!

Harvey

RIP Jerry Moore

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

One of the great Grateful Dead tapers, and one of the great sweet crazies of our scene, has passed away: Jerry Moore

Audio: Jerry Moore, Barry Glassberg, and Rob Bertrando interviewed at Cal Expo in June 1990

And here’s a photo I took when I interviewed him in the Sirius XM studio in January 2008:

Jerry Moore