The Grateful Dead Biography

The Grateful Dead

psychedelic, country rock band

Groundbreaking band that was an innovator in psychedelic and country rock. The group is best known for its cult-like following, trance-inducing songs and drug use. When Garcia died in 1995, the remaining members disbanded to pursue other projects. The band's recordings include The Grateful Dead (1967), American Beauty (1970) and In the Dark (1987).

Most recent band members included

Jerry Garcia

singer, guitarist
Born: 8/1/1942
Birthplace: San Francisco
Died: 8/9/1995

Bob Weir

singer, guitarist
Born: 10/16/1947
Birthplace: San Francisco

Phil Lesh

bass player
Born: 3/15/1940
Birthplace: Berkeley, California

Bill Kreutzmann

Born: 5/7/1946
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California

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