The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, space rock.
The Grateful Dead have recieved many awards since they're beginnings in 1965 but one is worth mentioning They were 55th in Rolling Stones' 100 Greatest Artists Of All Time. That means that they utterly PWND 45 other awesome bands. If your not impressed than you have no soul.
Thats you if your not impressed.
Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitarist and Vocals.
Phil Lesh - Bass Guitarist.
Ron "Pigpen" McKernan - Lead Harmonica (Very important role obviously) and Keyboardist he was also a group Vocalist untill his untimely death in 1973 at the age of 27.
Bill Kreutzmann - Drummer.
Mickey Hart - Secondary Drummer.
Tom "TC" Constanten - Secondary Keyboardist while "Pigpen" played various percussive instruments and sang.
Avid Fans of The Grateful Dead are called "Deadheads" most likely because listeing to too much Grateful dead will lead to brain mushification (Otherwise known as mental retardation) A musical lobotomy one might say.
Poor saps, they don't know what kind of mess they've gotten themselves into.