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Bob Weir

Biography

A founding person in the Grateful Deceased, Bob Weir’s music legacy (split from its cultural implications) is going to be of the utterly strange tempo guitarist and songwriter who was raised in another of the most long lasting outside bands from the 1960s. Using the Deceased until their dissolution following loss of life of Jerry Garcia in 1995, Weir provides since produced his musical homes in RatDog as well as the Various other Ones. Blessed in 1947 and followed by a wealthy California engineer, Weir’s extreme, undiagnosed dyslexia provided him difficulty at college. He was tagged a troublemaker and delivered off to boarding college, where he fulfilled upcoming songwriting partner John Perry Barlow. After getting kicked from the college, Weir returned towards the Bay Region, where he bummed throughout the burgeoning folk picture and arrived to contact with music artists like Jerry Garcia, New Riders from the Crimson Sage creator David Nelson, and Jefferson Aircraft guitarist Jorma Kaukonen. Some jug bands ultimately morphed in to the electrified Warlocks who, subsequently, became the Pleased Deceased following a group of gigs at Ken Kesey’s Acidity Tests. Weir created his unusual tempo style playing between your sweet, articulated business lead electric guitar of Jerry Garcia as well as the avant-garde basslines of Phil Lesh, who became a member of the Deceased being a newcomer to his device after learning trumpet and serial music with composer Luciano Berio at Mills University in the first ’60s. The Dead’s sound, a psychedelic cross types of genres, originated through countless improvisation. Weir’s function as a tempo player was to provide drive and color towards the developing music. Such as a jazz guitarist, Weir was frequently not noticeable in the combine, but nonetheless a profound form on the audio. Weir’s first songwriting attempts mirrored those of Garcia and Lesh, though much less successfully. By the first ’70s, he previously crossed pathways with Barlow once again and both began their innovative romantic relationship in earnest. Quickly, Weir was creating tracks in his personal distinct design — a mixture of Americana as well as the unusual voicings he specific in. Because the wellness of Deceased frontman Ron “Pigpen” McKernan waned, Weir discovered his wealthy baritone significantly at the guts of interest and created a stage character to complement it. His 1st solo recording, Ace, released in 1972, presented Weir supported by all of those other Deceased. Through the past due ’70s, and specifically through the Dead’s yr off in 1975, Weir toured and documented with several groupings, including Kingfish and Bobby & the Midnites. Kingfish was the most effective of these initiatives. Paid attention to in retrospect, Bobby & the Midnites audio grounded in the time. Moreover, though, Weir’s electric guitar style originated in specific reaction to the situation from the Grateful Deceased and worked much less effectively without his counterparts in Garcia and Lesh. The Deceased remained Weir’s principal gig with the 1980s as well as the initial half of the 1990s, touring incessantly and lastly scoring success making use of their 1987 record, At night. As Garcia’s reliance on medications increased, Weir discovered himself more and more in the positioning of de facto bandleader. When Garcia passed away in 1995, Weir acquired recently produced the RatDog Revue (shortly shortened to RatDog) with bassist Rob Wasserman (with whom he previously been playing duo displays since the past due ’80s) and previous Primus drummer Jay Street. By way of a revolving lineup, the music group — just like the Deceased — toured incessantly, functioning their method through night clubs and theaters, building both a repertoire of brand-new Weir compositions and reworked Deceased songs in addition to an original audio. In 2000, RatDog released their first record, Evening Moods, to blended reviews. Within the summers of 1998 and 2000, Weir reunited with many former Deceased bandmates to tour because the Various other Ones, launching a live record in 1999. Through the entire early years from the 21st hundred years, Weir continued to build up like a bandleader and functioned as an elder statesman for fresh decades of jam rings. ANOTHER Ones eventually offered method to the Deceased, which also presented Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Expenses Kreutzmann. Once that group faded out, Weir and Lesh performed as Furthur prior to the guitarist resurrected RatDog in 2013. In 2014, tires started turning to get a 50th anniversary special event for the Thankful Deceased. First came ANOTHER One: The Lengthy Unusual Trip of Bob Weir, a documentary that debuted in the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. After that, in the summertime of 2015, the Deceased reunited for farewell concerts in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA and Chicago. Weir, Hart, and Kreutzmann consequently toured with guitarist John Mayer as Deceased & Business, a tour that proceeded to go into 2016. Within the autumn of this yr, Weir released Blue Hill, his 1st solo recording in 40 years. Mainly co-written with vocalist/songwriter Josh Ritter and co-produced by Josh Kaufman, that has used the Country wide and helmed albums by Ritter and Craig Finn, Blue Hill was a low-key, atmospheric upgrade of Weir’s personal cowboy songs.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bob Weir
Profession Actor, Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Film Score Composer
Education Menlo-Atherton High School
Nationality American
Spouse Natascha Münter
Children Chloe Kaelia Weir, Shala Monet Weir
Parents John (Jack) Parber, Eleanor Cramer Weir, Frederic Utter
Siblings Wendy Weir, Jonathan Parber, James Parber, Anthony Parber, Christopher Parber
Music Groups Grateful Dead, Dead & Company, RatDog, Furthur, The Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Other Ones, Kingfish, Bobby and the Midnites, Go Ahead
Music Songs Touch of Grey, Scarlet Begonias, Ripple, Only a River, Althea, Truckin', Friend of the Devil, Franklin's Tower, Uncle John's Band, Sugar Magnolia, Eyes of the World, Sugaree, Box of Rain, Fire on the Mountain, Morning Dew, He's Gone, Throwing Stones, Brown Eyed Woman, Estimated Prophet, I Know You Rider, Casey Jones, New Speedway Boogie, Hell in a Bucket, Stella Blue, Shakedown Street, Standing on the Moon, Brokedown Palace, Tennessee Jed, St. Stephen, Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad, Ramble on Rose, Dark Star
Albums Blue Mountain, Ace, Heaven Help the Fool, 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, Weir Here – The Best of Bob Weir, Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound, What a Long Strange Trip It's Been, So Many Roads (1965–1995), The Best of the Grateful Dead, Skeletons from the Closet: The Best of Grateful Dead, Live, The Boston Rag (Live), Minglewood Blues - Live At Calderone Concert Hall, Hempstead, NY 27th March 1976, Live at the Calderone '76, Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
Movies Long Strange Trip, Move Me Brightly, Hellhounds on my Trail, Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here, Ticket to New Year's, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault, Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead, The Grateful Dead Movie, Gimme Shelter, Dreadheads: Portrait of a Subculture, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault 2, Grateful Dead: View from the Vault 3
TV Shows Long Strange Trip


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#Fact
1 co-writes his songs with John Barlow; John Barlow writes the lyrics, Weir the music
2 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.
3 Member of "The Grateful Dead".
4 Daughter, with Muenter, Shala Monet (b. 1998)


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Animal House of Blues 33 1/3 2015 Documentary writer: "SUNSHINE DAYDREAM"
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary performer: "All Along the Watchtower"
Animal House of Blues: How a Community Helped Create a Hollywood Blockbuster or Two 2012 Documentary writer: "SUNSHINE DAYDREAM"
Blue Crush 2 2011 Video writer: "Truckin'"
Wretches & Jabberers 2011 Documentary performer: "Breaking the Hold"
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary writer: "Truckin'" - as Robert Weir
The Music Never Stopped 2011 arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as Robert Weir / writer: "Sugar Magnolia Live at Porter Chester, NY, February 24, 1971", "Truckin'", "Truckin' Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989" - as Robert Weir
Extraordinary Measures 2010 writer: "Truckin'" - as Robert Weir
The National Parks: America's Best Idea 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2008 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub 2008 Documentary writer: "One More Saturday Night
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield 2006 Video "Slipknot!"
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Festival Express 2003 Documentary performer: "Country Jam", "Ain't No More Cane"
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Dark Star" 1968
The Boys of 2nd Street Park 2003 TV Movie documentary writer: "Sugar Magnolia" - as Robert Hall Weir
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Runaway Bride 1999 "Sugar Magnolia"
Celebrity 1998 music: "Truckin'" 1970
Flirting with Disaster 1996 writer: "Truckin'"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Book Confidential 1988 Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Robert Wier
Into the Homeland 1987 TV Movie writer: "Truckin'" - as Robert Weir
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Opening theme music
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video writer: "Mexicali Blues", "Lost Sailor", "Saint of Circumstance", "Heaven Help the Fool", "Truckin'"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday 2013 Video executive producer
Slightly Stoopid: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios 2012 Video executive producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Petulia 1968 Hippie 7 (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks
Fire in the Eyes 1998 Documentary short thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Strange Trip 2017 Documentary completed Himself
Johnnie Be Good announced Himself
Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia 2016 Video Himself
American Masters 2016 TV Series documentary 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
Janis: Little Girl Blue 2015 Documentary Himself
The Big Interview with Dan Rather 2015 TV Series Himself
Guitar Man 2015/I Documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2015 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
MLB Network Presents 2015 TV Series Himself
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
Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield 2013 Documentary
Sunshine Daydream 2013 Himself
Village Music: Last of the Great Record Stores 2012 Documentary Himself
Slightly Stoopid: Live at Roberto's TRI Studios 2012 Video Himself
The View 2009 TV Series Himself
Airplay: The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio 2008 Documentary Himself
Battleground Earth: Ludacris vs. Tommy Lee 2008 TV Series Himself
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub 2008 Documentary Himself
A Call to Action 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chasin' Gus' Ghost 2007 Documentary Himself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007 TV Series Himself
Electric Apricot 2006 Himself (uncredited)
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo 2005 Video documentary Himself
Disco: Spinning the Story 2005 Video documentary Himself
Bruce Hornsby & Friends 2004 TV Movie documentary
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - Grateful Dead / Interviewee
View from the Vault IV 2003 Video Himself
Go Further 2003 Documentary Himself
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special Himself
Austin City Limits 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
View from the Vault III 2002 Video Himself
View from the Vault II 2001 Video Himself
The End of the Road 2001 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault 2000 Video Himself
Hellhounds on My Trail: The Afterlife of Robert Johnson 2000 Video documentary Himself
Biography 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Feed Your Head 1997 Documentary short Himself (Interview)
Save the Headwater's Forests 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself - Guitarist
ABC in Concert 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1991 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Evolution's End? 1991 Video documentary Himself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sunday Night 1990 TV Series Himself
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself (as Grateful Dead)
Dead Ringers: The Making of the Touch of Grey Video 1987 Video short 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
Gimme Shelter 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
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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#Quote
1 I refuse to get hammered by age into being an old fart.
2 We used to joke about incorporating as a religion.


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