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Jerry Garcia’s Brother Clifford ‘Tiff’ Garcia Dead At Age 79

When he was just shy of five years old, future guitarist Jerry Garcia was chopping wood with his older brother, Clifford. Jerry held the wood while the boy everyone called ‘Tiff’ wielded an axe. The procedure went swimmingly, until Tiff miscalculated and chopped off the middle finger of his younger brother’s right hand. Despite the disfiguring accident, Jerry went on to master another sort of axe as lead guitarist for seminal jam band, The Grateful Dead.
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