The Grateful Dead is a legendary American Rock band. Formed in Palo Alto, California in 1965, the band’s sound fused rock and roll, jazz, avant-garde, and folk music. Founding members were lead vocalist and guitarist Jerry Garcia, vocalist and rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, keyboardist Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, bassist and vocalist Phil Lesh, and drummer Bill Kreutzmann. The band toured constantly through decades of performances, playing more than 2,300 concerts and growing a sense of community among their fans, who called themselves “Deadheads” and often followed The Dead to their concert venues for months on end.
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