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San Francisco, California, United States (1965 – 1995)

The Grateful Dead was a band that formed in 1965 in San Francisco, California, United States from the remnants of another band, “Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions,” The Grateful Dead were known for their unique and eclectic songwriting style which fused elements of , music, , , , and , and also for live performances of long modal jams. The group disbanded immediately after the death of singer/guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995.

The Grateful Dead consisted of: Jerry Garcia (vocals, guitar; 1965-1995), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals; 1965-1995), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals; 1965-1995), Bill Kreutzmann (drums, 1965-1995), Mickey Hart (drums; 1965-1970, 1974-1995), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, organ, harmonica, vocals; 1965-1972), Tom Constanten (piano; 1968-1970), Keith Godchaux (keyboards; 1971-1979), Donna Jean Godchaux (vocals; 1971-1979), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals; 1979-1990), Bruce Hornsby (keyboards; 1990-1992) and Vince Welnick (keyboards; 1990-1995). All of these members, with the exception of Hornsby (who was their induction presenter), were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Lyricist Robert Hunter - who wrote many of the band’s songs - is often considered to be an unofficial member of the band and was also inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the band.

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  • SaeedTopc

    happy birthday jerry <3

    27 minutes ago Reply
  • ClownBehbeh

    This Friday is Jerry's birthday and here in Eugene there's going to be celebrations all around. Long live the Dead!

    Yesterday 9:08pm Reply
  • bernlin2000

    Deadheads, Unite!!

    24 Jul 10:57pm Reply
  • music-offshore

    A very good Rock band was a lot played on Offshore Station Radio Caroline in the mid 70's when the where the only Album Rock Radio Station in hole Europe from the Nortsea and on air only 6 PM and till 5 AM UK time. I did listen many times that was great

    20 Jul 11:51am Reply
  • terriphin

    They're a band beyond description...

    17 Jul 9:19pm Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    flowers

    10 Jul 6:05pm Reply
  • wiseblood-

    These guys were the very HUGEST!

    10 Jul 6:24am Reply
  • David4realz

    Yo Bango!!

    3 Jul 7:43pm Reply
  • coldasyouare

    freaks and geeks.

    1 Jul 12:46am Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    i love the good ol fashioned good time vibe of 71/72 dead

    18 Jun 2:16pm Reply
  • Cat_007

    Cool guys!

    15 Jun 5:07am Reply
  • patykol

    Essa banda me devolveu uma vontade enorme de viver.[2]

    9 Jun 11:04pm Reply
  • Desoriental

    Essa banda me devolveu uma vontade enorme de viver.

    3 Jun 3:18am Reply
  • Metamorphic_

    @mtw900 Yep. It's June the 1st aka the first day of summer aka time to load up the music players with the Dead and enjoy some sunshine daydreams :)

    1 Jun 6:30pm Reply
  • electric0ceans

    "i always thought this be like.. brutal death metal or some gothic shit.. my bad. Sounds good " IM LAUGHING SO HARD

    30 May 9:14pm Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    anyone a fan of the "Live at the Fillmore East 2-11-69" official release? it seems to be pretty obscure and have fallen through the cracks. I remember having a hell of a time hunting it down a few years ago but I still haven't given it much of a listen

    11 May 1:52pm Reply
  • mtw900

    I don't know what it is but, spring always gets me in the mood to listen to a ton of the Dead.

    11 May 7:30am Reply
  • Brenutka

    "гретый дед" с. хD

    3 May 10:02am Reply
  • David4realz

    The Wheel.

    27 Apr 7:03pm Reply
  • PanyaTanina

    Easy To Love You <3

    9 Apr 11:05am Reply
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