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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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  • IntoTheOrchard

    Under eternity...

    7 hours ago Reply
  • Malyarok

    Все еще охуенные

    8 Jul 3:02pm Reply
  • Monkeymandazz

    "Fare Thee Well" was so good, moving and utterly brilliant. A fabulous finale to a unique band.

    6 Jul 10:34pm Reply
  • danmarzella24

    RIP Grateful Dead! Thanks for the wonderful music and transcendent live performances!

    6 Jul 4:13pm Reply
  • jooiceboss

    The Grateful Dead kicks major ass! [2]

    6 Jul 1:58am Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    that strat in 1972 *__*

    5 Jul 11:21pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    The Grateful Dead kicks major ass!

    23 Jun 1:05am Reply
  • Monkeymandazz

    Going to see "Fare Thee Well" at the cinema July, so far only 3 other seats booked - going to be a strange 5 hours.

    16 Jun 2:47pm Reply
  • danmarzella24

    Every time I put on Grateful Dead after not hearing them for a while, I think to myself: 'I should listen to this band more often'. This happens about ten times a year. [2]

    29 May 4:04pm Reply
  • d1lll1nger

    !

    7 Apr 4:30am Reply
  • LiquidSheep

    Every time I put on Grateful Dead after not hearing them for a while, I think to myself: 'I should listen to this band more often'. This happens about ten times a year.

    19 Mar 3:34pm Reply
  • theseasonisours

    if i have a daughter she'll be named scarlet after scarlet begonias

    14 Mar 1:00am Reply
  • qraftein

    Alabama Getaway !!

    16 Feb 3:30am Reply
  • uncle_sethy

    5.8.77

    11 Feb 1:21am Reply
  • furiousn

    Seriously, how amazing are the Dead? Few bands have guided me through such tender musical moments or touched my soul with the divine grace of their poetry. Light & love :)

    10 Feb 12:29pm Reply
  • TheSpinBig

    Because Chicago is where they played their final show

    22 Jan 4:38pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    Why Chicago of all places?

    17 Jan 8:48pm Reply
  • whitebicycle

    Chicago, you guys!

    17 Jan 3:42am Reply
  • PinkFloydrulez

    billy kreutzmann is so under-appreciated. #1 problem in most dead covers and dead cover bands is that the drummer plays like they're playing any other rock song in any other rock band and it makes the whole thing wrong.

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • LATENIGHTKINCOS

    LST

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
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