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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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  • 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 8:49pm Reply
  • nolish

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

    29 Oct 11:32am Reply
  • PP667

    not bad

    19 Oct 6:29pm Reply
  • vitornevermindz

    peggy-o :3

    9 Oct 11:23pm Reply
  • AndradeGuto

    Box Of Rain!!!!!

    1 Oct 10:40pm Reply
  • damnchick

    Fire on the mountaaain

    24 Sep 5:47am 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 5:05pm Reply
  • KennyMcNinch

    Transcendence at it's finest.

    4 Sep 6:44am Reply
  • misantropodelia

    my marihuana song... etc

    20 Aug 4:01pm Reply
  • Kawww

    maybe the dark is from your eyes

    18 Aug 5:10pm Reply
  • juliacfonseca

    Is the kind of sound that amazes all ills, it's mystic! ♥ As coisas ficam mais bonitas, sei lá, é místico!

    11 Aug 7:49pm Reply
  • MouseInLove

    ama to young 4 zs shit

    8 Aug 10:06pm Reply
  • deathember6

    Acid...

    7 Aug 12:06am Reply
  • floatondc

    always gotta love a good grateful dead marathon! I agree with terriphin. beyond description...

    6 Aug 5:10am Reply
  • SaeedTopc

    happy birthday jerry <3

    2 Aug 5:59am Reply
  • ClownBehbeh

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

    31 Jul 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
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