Mickey Hart Biography
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1943 9/11Michael (Mickey) Hart is born in Brooklyn, NY
1945 ~Mickey entertains his parents with drums at age 2
1960 Mickey drops out of high school and joins the Air Force
1967 9/29Mickey joins the band on drums & percussion
1967 Mickey meets Bill at a Dead show at the Fillmore
1967 Mickey becomes Bill's drum teacher, using hypnosis to get him to practice more
1968 10/08Mickey and the Hartbeats formed
1969 Bobby Ace and the Cards from the Bottom of the Deck formed
1969 6/~New Riders of the Purple Sage formed
1970 Grateful Dead manager Lenny Hart takes off with $70,000 in proceeds
1970 9/~Jerry Garcia & Friends formed
1970 ~Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra formed
1971 2/18Mickey takes a break from Grateful Dead
1974 10/20Mickey returns to play farewell with Grateful Dead
1975 4/??Diga Rhythm Band formed
1976 Drumz debut
1979 The Beast percussion set becomes a concert standard
1991 ~Planet Drum formed
1991 6/~Mickey addresses the US Senate on music therapy for the aged
1992 2/25Planet Drum wins Mickey a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album of 1991
1994 1/19Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
1995 12/08Grateful Dead put to rest by the remaining personnel
1996 5/~Mickey Hart's Mystery Box formed
1998 6/05The Other Ones formed
2000 5/~Mickey Hart Band formed
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