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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From the music to their live concert sound systems and fan recordings, they were forward-thinking champions of artistic control and outlaw artists who marched to the beat of their own drums.Bill Kreutzmann, one of their founding members and drummer for every one of their over 2,300 concerts has written an unflinching and wild account of playing in the greatest improvisational band of all time. Everything a rock music fan would expect is here, but what sets this apart is Bill's incredible life of adventure that was at the heart of the Grateful Dead experience.

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Bill Kreutzmann

William "Bill" Kreutzmann, Jr. (KROYTZ-mahn; born May 7, 1946) is an American drummer who played with the music group the Grateful Dead for its entire thirty-year career. He also performs with his own bands BK3, 7 Walkers and Billy & the Kids.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Marcia Wright (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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