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Bill Kreutzmann

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While he might have already been hidden behind a drum package as well as the well-known frontmen from the Grateful Dead (probably only because these were stationed before him), Costs Kreutzmann spent 30 years stretching out and surpassing the percussive limitations of music like a drummer for the infamous jam music group. Combined with drummer Mickey Hart, both “Tempo Devils” held Deadheads spinning with time towards the band’s huge vault of music and their very own creations. Following the band’s demise with Jerry Garcia’s personal in 1995, Kreutzmann offers kept himself occupied with a lot of tasks. Born Apr 7, 1946, in Palo Alto, CA, Kreutzmann started playing his device of choice in early stages and shaped his personal rock rings (the Wildwood Young boys as well as the Legends). While employed in Dana Morgan’s music shop in Palo Alto, he offered a banjo to 1 from the store’s regulars — Garcia. In 1965, Kreutzmann and bass participant Phil Lesh became a member of Garcia, Bob Weir, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan within the bluegrass music group Mom McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, which progressed into the Thankful Deceased precursor the Warlocks. The Thankful Dead were quickly off and operating, and by 1967 got signed a agreement with Warner Bros. The others is an extended and well-told background. While he previously some music credits — included in this “The Faster We Proceed, the Rounder We Obtain,” “Dark Celebrity,” and “ANOTHER One” — Kreutzmann spent the majority of his amount of time in space extending out his mallets and drumsticks for the prolonged jams he and Hart got among concert units. He also performed drums on a few of Garcia’s outdoors tasks (Garcia in 1972, Reflections in 1976), in addition to David Crosby’s 1971 launch EASILY Could Only Keep in mind My Name as well as the 1971 New Riders from the Crimson Sage recording Powerglide. Once the Thankful Dead journey found a finish, Kreutzmann took a rest from the Deceased picture in his used house of Hawaii. Kreutzmann, who also works as a visible artist, offers released a one-hour documentary, Sea Spirit, describing a 3,000 mile undersea trip from SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA towards the remote control Revillagigedos Islands. He ultimately appeared once again musically with blues-rock music group Backbone’s self-titled Compact disc in 1998. In 2000, he strike the road once again with some aged friends within the Additional Types (Weir, Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Kimock, Tag Karan, and Alphonso Johnson) for any summer time 2000 tour. Oct 2001 noticed the premiere of a fresh excursion for Kreutzmann, the Trichromes, offering Sy Klopps (Herbie Herbert) on vocals, Ralph Woodson on acoustic guitar, Ira Walker on bass and vocals, and Neal Schon on acoustic guitar. In early 2002, the music group released the EP solitary “Dice Using the World,” offering lyrics by longtime Grateful Deceased contributor Robert Hunter and music by Walker and Schon. The EP, released by Tower Information, also included reward songs of “Tore Up” as well as the Deceased tune “New Speedway Boogie.”

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Full Name Bill Kreutzmann
Profession Drummer, Film Score Composer
Nationality American
Children Justin Kreutzmann, Stacy Kreutzmann
Parents William Kreutzmann, Sr, Janice Beryl
Music Groups Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Jerry Garcia Band, Billy & the Kids, The Other Ones, 7 Walkers, Kingfish, BK3, SerialPod, Jefferson Starship, Go Ahead, Trichromes
Music Songs Touch of Grey, Scarlet Begonias, Ripple, Althea, Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, Friend of the Devil, Franklin's Tower, Uncle John's Band, Eyes of the World, Fire on the Mountain, Sugaree, Box of Rain, Morning Dew, Estimated Prophet, He's Gone, Brown Eyed Woman, I Know You Rider, Shakedown Street, Hell in a Bucket, Casey Jones, New Speedway Boogie, Standing on the Moon, Stella Blue, St. Stephen, Bertha, Tennessee Jed, Brokedown Palace, Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad, Ramble on Rose, Throwing Stones, Dark Star
Albums Dick's Picks Volume 1, Terrapin Station, Steal Your Face, History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice), Grateful Dead, Workingman's Dead, Shakedown Street, Aoxomoxoa, Live/Dead, Blues for Allah, From the Mars Hotel, Europe '72, Dave's Picks Volume 1, Dylan & the Dead, Wake of the Flood, Anthem of the Sun, Go to Heaven, Fallout from the Phil Zone, Dave's Picks Volume 20, Dave's Picks Volume 21, One from the Vault, Ladies and Gentlemen... the Grateful Dead, Cornell 5/8/77, The Closing of Winterland, Without a Net, Dozin' at the Knick, Reckoning, Spring 1990, Dick's Picks Volume 4, Dave's Picks Volume 22, The Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, Dick's Picks Volume 3, Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 1, Two from the Vault, Road Trips Volume 1 Number 1, Dick's Picks Volume 8, Dick's Picks Volume 12, Dick's Picks Volume 29, Three from the Vault, Dick's Picks Volume 10, Dick's Picks Volume 18, Dick's Picks Volume 31, Dick's Picks Volume 35, Dick's Picks Volume 36, Dick's Picks Volume 2, Dick's Picks Volume 14, Hundred Year Hall, Dick's Picks Volume 5, Wake Up to Find Out, Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, Crimson White & Indigo
Movies The Grateful Dead Movie, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault, Ticket to New Year's, Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here, The Rhythm Devils Concert Experience, Long Strange Trip, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault 3, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault 2, The Best of the Jammys: Vol. 2
TV Shows Long Strange Trip


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1 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience 1997-2005 TV Series documentary musician - 6 episodes
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary musician - 11 episodes
Apocalypse Now 1979 musician - as Billy Kreutzmann

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jerry Garcia: The Wheel 2004 TV Movie
American Experience 1997 TV Series documentary 4 episodes
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary 11 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Parenthood 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary writer: "Caution Do Not Stop On The Tracks" - as William Kreutzmann
The Music Never Stopped 2011 arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as William Kreutzmann
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2008 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Dark Star" 1968 - as William Kreutzmann
Flirting with Disaster 1996 writer: "Truckin'"
Comic Book Confidential 1988 Documentary music: "Dark Star"
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video writer: "Franklin's Tower"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Experience 1997 TV Series documentary 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Strange Trip 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia 2016 Video Himself
The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music 2016 TV Movie Himself
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead 2015 Himself
Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun 2015 Video documentary Himself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real 2015 Documentary short Himself
American Express UNSTAGED: Dead & Company 2015 Himself - Dead & Company
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir 2014 Documentary Himself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday 2013 Video Himself
Sunshine Daydream 2013 Himself
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton 2012 Documentary Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two 2007 Video Himself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo 2005 Video documentary Himself
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - Grateful Dead (as Bill Kreutzman)
View from the Vault IV 2003 Video Himself
View from the Vault III 2002 Video Himself
Dare to Dream: A Concert for Hope 2002 TV Special Artist
View from the Vault II 2001 Video Himself
The End of the Road 2001 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault 2000 Video Himself
ABC in Concert 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short Himself
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary Himself
Dead Ringers: The Making of the Touch of Grey Video 1987 Video short Himself
Gio Coppola & Justin Kreutzmann: Nobody's 1986 Video Himself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video Himself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Himself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performers (as The Grateful Dead)
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
Baff - Fast eine Sendung 1971 TV Series Himself
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Grateful Dead (as Billy Kreutzmann)
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself

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