(CelebrityAccess) – Famed vocalist Gloria Jones, who was a member of the Jerry Garcia Band from 1984 through Garcia’s death in 1995 has passed away.
Jones died on Friday, however, a cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Having joined the Jerry Garcia Band in 1984, Jones and fellow vocalist Jacklyn LaBranch were known as “The Jerryettes” and helped give the group its soulful sound.
In a Facebook post, Jones’ longtime JGB band mate Melvin Seals wrote: “It’s so sad to hear that Gloria Jones has passed away. She was a wonderful soul and I feel blessed she was my friend and bandmate. The countless hours we spent together on stage, in rehearsals, on the road and off…I have so many wonderful memories. I started with Jerry in 1980 and we decided to add vocalists. In 1984, Gloria Jones joined and the sweet sounds of Jaclyn LaBranch and Gloria Jones lifted us up, always. Love you Gloria. RIP.”
A note posted to the Jerry Garcia Facebook page read: “We love you and will miss you, Gloria Jones. Thanks for the memories.”
Watch the Jerry Garcia Band featuring Gloria Jones perform a rendition of “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved by You” at the Shoreline Ampihethre in 1990 below: