All Bands
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1959 San Mateo College Jazz Band formed
1960 ~Legends are joined by Bill at YMCA dances
1960 ~Southern Comfort joined by Donna
1961 Bob & Jerry formed
1961 Garcia, Hunter & Albin formed
1961 ~Jerry Garcia and Friends formed
1961 7/~Garcia, Leicester & Hunter formed
1961 11/~Jerry Garcia formed
1962 Asphalt Jungle Boys formed
1962 6/~Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers formed
1962 ~The Uncalled Four formed
1962 11/~Jerry Garcia & David Nelson formed
1962 11/~Hart Valley Drifters formed
1962 12/~Thunder Mountain Tub Thumpers formed
1962 12/31Bobby jams with Jerry at Dana Morgan's music store
1963 2/~The Wildwood Boys formed
1963 5/~Jerry & Sarah formed
1963 The Second Story Men formed
1963 Zodiacs formed
1964 3/~Black Mountain Boys formed
1964 5/~Phil Lesh and Tom Constanten formed
1964 Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions formed
1965 4/??Warlocks formed
1965 5/05Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
1965 6/18Phil joins the Warlocks on bass, finalizing the future Grateful Dead lineup
1965 12/01Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
1965 12/0?Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco
1965 12/04San Jose Acid Test first Grateful Dead show
1966 2/11Owsley meets Grateful Dead formally at The Fillmore and soon becomes soundman
1966 10/??Owsley leaves soundman position with Grateful Dead
1966 MGM signs Grateful Dead to record label
1967 9/29Mickey joins the band on drums & percussion
1967 Dan Healy becomes soundman for Grateful Dead
1968 3/??Who's Who In America lists Grateful Dead
1968 6/0~Dan Healy leaves to do sound for Quicksilver
1968 7/??Owsley takes over sound again for Grateful Dead
1968 10/08Mickey and the Hartbeats formed
1968 11/23Tom Constanten joins the band on piano
1969 Bobby Ace and the Cards from the Bottom of the Deck formed
1969 6/~New Riders of the Purple Sage formed
1970 1/??Busted down on Bourbon Street, New Orleans
1970 1/30Tom leaves the band
1970 2/??Owsley leaves soundman position after bust
1970 5/01An Evening with the Grateful Dead (and NRPS) concert format debuts
1970 5/18Jerry Garcia and Howard Wales formed
1970 9/20David Grisman sits in with the Dead at the Fillmore East
1970 9/~Jerry Garcia & Friends formed
1970 ~Incredible String Band joined by Tom Constanten
1970 ~Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra formed
1971 2/18Mickey takes a break from Grateful Dead
1971 2/~Garcia/Saunders formed
1971 8/26Pigpen takes a break from touring for health reasons
1971 10/19Keith joins the band on keyboards
1971 12/01Pigpen returns to touring
1972 The Tubes formed
1972 3/25Donna joins the band on vocals
1972 6/17Pigpen leaves the band due to declining health
1973 3/02Old & In The Way formed
1974 4/20Great American String Band formed
1974 7/~Legion of Mary formed
1974 10/20Mickey returns to play farewell with Grateful Dead
1974 10/20Tour hiatus begins following Winterland farewell
1974 11/08Kingfish joined by Bob
1975 4/??Diga Rhythm Band formed
1975 8/05Jerry Garcia Band formed
1975 8/20Keith and Donna Band formed
1975 Too Loose To Truck formed
1975 ~Silver joined by Brent
1975 ~Robert Hunter formed
1976 6/03Grateful Dead touring resumes
1976 Roadhog formed
1977 ~Bob Weir Band formed
1977 Comfort formed
1978 Bobby and the Midnites formed
1979 1/30Reconstruction formed
1979 2/17Keith and Donna's last show with Grateful Dead
1979 4/22Brent joins the band on keyboards
1979 ~Ghosts are joined by Keith and Donna
1982 4/21Garcia/Kahn formed
1982 8/13Dinosaurs formed
1984 Billy Kreutzmann's All-Stars formed
1984 Zero formed
1985 Jerry is confronted by the rest of the band regarding his drug abuse
1985 ~Go Ahead formed
1985 Bruce Hornsby and the Range formed
1987 7/10Bob Dylan tours with Grateful Dead
1987 8/29Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band formed
1987 9/15In the Dark goes platinum
1989 Grateful Dead third in concert grosses behind the Rolling Stones and The Who
1989 10/08Formerly the Warlocks play 2 nights at Hampton Coliseum, VA
1990 7/26Brent dies of a drug overdose in Lafayette, CA at age 37
1990 9/07Vince joins the band on keyboards
1990 9/15Bruce joins the band as a regular guest on keyboards
1990 12/0?25th anniversary of founding of the Grateful Dead
1990 12/17Garcia/Grisman formed
1991 ~Planet Drum formed
1991 Grateful Dead become the top-grossing band in the US, with 79 concerts
1991 ~Affordables formed
1992 ~Vortex formed
1992 3/??Bruce leaves the band
1993 Grateful Dead are the highest grossing concert attraction in the US
1993 ~Dead Ringers formed
1994 ~The Valentines formed
1994 ~Second Sight formed
1994 1/19Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
1994 9/~Phil Lesh & Friends formed
1995 Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American venues
1995 Grateful Dead among top-grossing artists in North American tours 1985-1995
1995 4/~dead.net goes online
1995 4/22Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman formed
1995 7/09Soldier Field last Grateful Dead show ever
1995 8/05Ratdog formed
1995 8/09Jerry dies in Forest Knolls, CA at age 53
1995 12/08Grateful Dead put to rest by the remaining personnel
1996 5/~Mickey Hart's Mystery Box formed
1996 10/11Missing Man Formation formed
1996 Dose Hermanos formed
1997 Backbone formed
1997 11/~Broken Angels formed
1998 6/05The Other Ones formed
2000 5/~Mickey Hart Band formed
2001 6/28Jammys Hall of Fame inducts Grateful Dead
2001 10/28Mickey Hart and Bembe Orisha formed
2001 12/31Bob, Phil, Bill & Mickey play together for the first time since 1995
2003 2/12The Dead formed