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Remembering Jerry Garcia 15 Years Later

August 9, 2010 6:07 PM ET

Tonight, on the fifteenth anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir will pay tribute to their bandmate at the San Francisco Giants' baseball game. (Weir is singing the National Anthem, Hart leading the crowd in a group kazoo performance.) Garcia's daughter Annabelle will also throw out the game's first pitch. To celebrate the life and music of one of rock's most important figures, check out a photo timeline of Garcia's life, plus features from the Rolling Stone archives, including a 1972 RS interview and the original 1995 tribute to his life.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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