December 4, 1965 San Jose Acid Test at Big Nig's House. The first appearance as "The Grateful Dead".
December 10, 1965 – The Grateful Dead's first concert performance under this new name. Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California.
The founding members of the Grateful Dead were Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron "Pigpen" McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). Lesh was the last member to join the Warlocks before they became the Grateful Dead.
Origin: San Francisco, California, U.S. Genres: Rock. Years active: 1965–1995. Labels: Warner Bros., Grateful Dead, Arista, Rhino. Associated acts: The Other Ones, The Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, RatDog, Phil Lesh and Friends, Rhythm Devils, BK3, Donna Jean Godchaux Band, Heart of Gold Band, Missing Man Formation, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Old and in the Way, Legion of Mary, Reconstruction, Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band, Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites, The Tubes, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Dylan, Furthur, 7 Walkers
Past members: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick, Bruce Hornsby.
Description: Denver, Colorado concert, Bill Kreutzmann playing the talking drum. Date: At least 1979 - notice Brent Mydland, who joined in April of 1979, in the background above Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir.
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