|Birth Day||October 21, 1952|
|Age||68 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Jul 26, 1990 (age 37)|
One of four keyboardists who performed with the Grateful Dead, he played with the band for over a decade and also wrote several of the group's hit songs, including "Easy to Love You" and "Hell in a Bucket."
Prior to his involvement with the Grateful Dead, he formed a country rock group called Silver that released one 1970s hit song, "Wham Bam."
Tragically, he died of a drug overdose at the age of thirty-seven.
During the early 1980s, he collaborated with fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir on a second music project called Bobby and the Midnites.