San Francisco Mayor GAVIN NEWSOM has declared 26 October (05) JERRY GARCIA Day after the California city's most beloved son.

Newsom will help launch a new book of the GRATEFUL DEAD star's art, JERRY GARCIA - THE COLLECTED ARTWORKS, at City Hall on the same day.

APRIL HIGASHI, the editor of the book, says, "This is a huge honour and something the Jerry Garcia estate truly appreciates."