Grateful Dead

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.

In Jerry Garcia's spare time he would paint bears vibrant colors and make them dance... thats just how badass he was

Just The Facts

  1. The band had 7 members with roles such as harmonica and second drummer/second keyboard
  2. The Grateful Dead began their career in Menlo Park, California, playing live shows at Kepler's Books. Bookstore jamming YEAH!
  3. They began as The Warlocks, a group formed in early 1964 from the remnants of a Palo Alto jug band called Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions.[18] But as another band was already recording under the "Warlocks" name, the band had to change its name. (Which name is cooler? You tell us)

Grateful Dead? More like the Great-ful Dead (Get it!?!)

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.

Members of the Great-ful Dead (Uh-oh we did it again!)

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.

Great-ful Dead's Slaves? (We know... It's getting old we just can't help ourselves)

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.