Bill Kreutzmann Biography
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2003 2/12The Dead formed
2001 12/31Bob, Phil, Bill & Mickey play together for the first time since 1995
2000 8/2?Bill returns to touring, with Furthur Festival
1997 Backbone formed
1995 12/08Grateful Dead put to rest by the remaining personnel
1994 1/19Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
1985 ~Go Ahead formed
1984 Billy Kreutzmann's All-Stars formed
1979 The Beast percussion set becomes a concert standard
1976 Drumz debut
1975 8/20Keith and Donna Band formed
1975 8/05Jerry Garcia Band formed
1970 ~Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra formed
1969 6/~New Riders of the Purple Sage formed
1968 10/08Mickey and the Hartbeats formed
1967 Mickey becomes Bill's drum teacher, using hypnosis to get him to practice more
1967 Mickey meets Bill at a Dead show at the Fillmore
1965 12/0?Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco
1965 12/01Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
1965 11/06Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
1965 5/05Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
1965 4/??Warlocks formed
1963 Zodiacs formed
1962 Jerry starts playing banjo, purchased from Bill
1962 Bill meets Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store in Palo Alto
1962 ~Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1960 ~Legends are joined by Bill at YMCA dances
1958 ~Bill takes private drum lessons at age 12
1957 ~Bill is kicked out of the orchestra in 6th grade for not keeping time
1954 ~Bill keeps the beat for his mother's dance class at age 8
1946 5/07Bill Kreutzmann is born in Palo Alto, CA