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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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  • 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
  • Pollepard


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  • qraftein

    Alabama Getaway !!

    16 Feb 3:30am Reply
  • uncle_sethy


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  • 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


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  • acclamationsun

    The soulful way the salmon swims upstream to spawn should be enough to inspire you to have a salmon lunch or dinner, this week.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nolish

    Best after-concert-in-car-at-night-music <3

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • PP667

    not bad

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • vitornevermindz

    peggy-o :3

    9 Oct 2014 Reply
  • AndradeGuto

    Box Of Rain!!!!!

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • damnchick

    Fire on the mountaaain

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • MyMediaMusic

    New live release is fantastic. Love the sound of Jerry backed by saxophone. It doesn't really sound like they rehearsed, because it certainly sounds loose. But Grateful Dead wouldn't of been as great as they were if they weren't always loose. I'm not sure if they ever rehearsed.

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • KennyMcNinch

    Transcendence at it's finest.

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • misantropodelia

    my marihuana song... etc

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
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