I never met anybody so happy who had a strokeMerl Saunders, rock keyboardist, dies Oct 25, 2008
We're not making plans, but I think we stand at the ready to be of serviceGrateful Dead may perform gig for Obama Jul 03, 2008
He was in ill health and it wasn't that much funFeature: Dead drummer seeks 'songcatchers' May 22, 2003
We've been capturing sound for over 100 years, when Edison first stumbled onto etching waxFeature: Dead drummer seeks 'songcatchers' May 22, 2003
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.