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