NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Grateful Dead was inducted into Madison Square Garden’s walk of fame Monday.
The walk was established in 1992 to recognize performers, athletes, announcers and coaches who demonstrated excellence in their craft in the Garden.
“This is really up there,” Trixie Garcia, daughter of the late Jerry Garcia, told 1010 WINS. “Because it’s so national. It so puts Jerry and the Grateful Dead in the history books. Also, with him being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year with Robert Hunter. It’s just the biggest validation.”
Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Eddie Giacomin of the Rangers, Basketball Hall of Fame Harry Gallatin of the Knicks and award-winning photographer George Kalinsky were also inducted.