Get ready for a fantastic month of classic rock birthdays! Starting us out is none other than Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia.

This coming Aug. 1, fans will commemorate what would have been the guitarist, singer and songwriter's 70th birthday. Garcia's death in 1995 signaled the end of one of rock music's longest-running roadshows.

An entire culture grew around the popular jam-rock band, with fans trading bootleg tapes of concerts and following the band all over the world in an effort to share in a particularly special moment of the band's improvised genius.