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Ron McKernan Biography
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1945 9/08     Ron McKernan is born in San Bruno, CA
1962      Pigpen meets Jerry on the San Mateo Peninsula coffeehouse circuit
~     Bill hears Jerry, Pigpen, & Hunter play at the Tangent in Palo Alto
1963      The Second Story Men formed
     Zodiacs formed
1964      Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions formed
1965 4/??     Warlocks formed
5/05     Magoo's Pizza Parlor first paid Warlocks gig
11/06     Warlocks meet Bill Graham at a Family Dog benefit for the Mime Troupe
12/01     Acid Tests organizer Ken Kesey enlists Warlocks as house band
12/0?     Grateful Dead founded in San Francisco
1971 8/26     Pigpen takes a break from touring for health reasons  more
12/01     Pigpen returns to touring  more
1972 5/26     Pigpen sings for the last time, in London
6/17     Pigpen leaves the band due to declining health  more
1973 3/08     Pigpen dies in Corte Madera, CA at age 27  more
1994 1/19     Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducts the Grateful Dead
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