The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International

Giants honor Garcia with record attempt

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Officials with the San Francisco Giants said fans will attempt a kazoo-playing world record as part of a tribute to Jerry Garcia.
The Dead to rise for tour this spring

The Dead to rise for tour this spring

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the iconic rock group the Grateful Dead have announced plans to embark on their first U.S. concert tour in five years.
Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

Grateful Dead may perform gig for Obama

CHICAGO, July 3 (UPI) -- Mickey Hart said he and two other surviving members of the Grateful Dead may reunite for a concert to support U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Dead to get Sirius airtime

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead critics said the U.S. band was out there; soon it really will be since Sirius Satellite Radio said it would launch a channel devoted to the group.

Jimmy Buffett putting drug 'bust' in past

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Laid-back singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett says he was both amused and frightened by his recent "drug bust" in France.

Lawrence 'Ramrod' Shurtliff dead at 61

SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead crew member, Lawrence "Ramrod" Shurtliff, described by Bob Weir as "our rock," has died in Petaluma, Calif., at age 61.

Jammy Awards handed out in New York

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- Frank Zappa received a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award and Bob Dylan took home video of the year at the sixth annual Jammy Awards in New York.

Grateful Dead cuts kills sharing network

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A large part of Deadhead culture has always been the exchange of Grateful Dead "bootleg" recordings, a practice the band encouraged and endorsed -- until now.

Spencer Dryden, noted rock drummer, dies

PETALUMA, Calif., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Spencer Dryden, the drummer for the Jefferson Airplane rock group died at his California residence of stomach cancer. He was 66.

The Dead waving political flag on tour

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo., July 22 (UPI) -- The surviving members of the Grateful Dead, now touring simply as The Dead, have politics on the brain for their Wave That Flag summer tour.

Feature: Dead drummer seeks 'songcatchers'

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Grateful Dead percussionist Mickey Hart is gaining respectability with the establishment, to the point where he is a big shot at the Library of Congress.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Christie's in London will auction off a rare piece of Beatles and Donovan memorabilia April 30.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Phish is set to treat its fans with a reunion after a two-year break during which various members did a lot of playing with a variety of other musicians.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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Mickey Hart
Drummer Mickey Hart entertains at the preview opening of the new George Lucas campus, the Letterman Digital Arts Center, in San Francisco on June 25, 2005. The newly constructed 23 acre complex is in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Mickey Hart (born Michael Steven Hartman; September 11, 1943) is an American percussionist and musicologist. He is best known as one of the two drummers of the rock band the Grateful Dead. He was a member of the Grateful Dead from September 1967 to February 1971, and from October 1974 to August 1995. He and fellow Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann earned the nickname "the rhythm devils".

Before joining the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart and his father, Leonard Hart, a champion rudimental drummer, owned and operated Hart Music, selling drums and musical instruments in San Carlos, California.

Hart joined the Grateful Dead in September 1967, and left in February 1971. During his sabbatical, in 1972, he recorded the album Rolling Thunder. He returned to the Dead in 1974, and remained with the group until their official dissolution in 1995. Collaboration with the remaining members of the Grateful Dead continues, under the band name The Dead.

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