Today in The Grateful Dead History

Events in Music

  • 1967-09-29 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead & plays the Straightater
  • 1967-10-02 Grateful Dead members arrested by narcotic agents
  • 1970-01-31 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges
  • 1970-05-23 Grateful Dead's 1st performance outside US (England)
  • 1971-05-30 36 hospitalized during Grateful Dead concert; drunk LSD apple juice
  • 1973-01-14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
  • 1973-03-27 Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) stopped for speeding & LSD possession
  • 1978-09-16 Grateful Dead perform in Cairo, Egypt
  • 1980-07-02 Grateful Dead's Bob Weir & Mickey Hart are arrested for incitement
  • 1986-08-01 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia release from hospital after 3 week coma
  • 1987-06-19 Ben & Jerry Ice Cream & Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia announce new Ice Cream flavor, Cherry Garcia

Birthdays in Music

  • 1940-03-15 Phil Lesh, [Chapman], California, rock bassist (Grass Roots, Grateful Dead)
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • 1942-08-01 Jerry Garcia, SF, rocker (Grateful Dead-Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia)
  • 1943-09-11 Mickey Hart, drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1944-06-18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), born in Palos Verdes, California (d. 1991)
  • 1945-09-08 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, California, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, Palo Alto CA, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead)
  • 1947-08-22 Donna Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead)
  • 1947-10-16 Bob Weir, guitarist (Grateful Dead-Uncle Joe's Band), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1948-07-19 Keith Godchaux, rock keyboardist (Grateful Dead)
  • 1949-05-16 William Sputnik Spooner, rock guitarist (Grateful Dead, Tubes)

Weddings in Music

  • 1994-02-14 Grateful Dead's Jerry Garcia (51) weds Deborah Koons (40) in Tiburon, California
  • 1999-07-15 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California

Deaths in Music

  • 1973-03-08 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • 1979-07-23 Keith Godchaux, rocker (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1991-08-18 Rick Griffin, American artist and a leading designer of psychedelic posters in the 1960s (Grateful Dead), dies in a motorcycle accident on his Harley at 47
  • 1995-08-09 Jerry Garcia, rock vocalist (Grateful Dead), dies at 53
  • 2006-06-02 Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
  • 2011-03-13 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)