The Grateful Dead's Bill Kreutzmann Joins Brian Griffith This Morning

May 22, 2015

Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead

Tuesday, May 26: Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful  Dead calls in to chat with Brian Griffith. Kreutzmann was the drummer for the Grateful Dead, along with Mickey Hart. Together, they were known as the band's "rhythm devils." Kreutzmann toured with the band for 30 years. He was born in Palo Alto, California, in 1946. In sixth grade, he was kicked out of band class by a teacher who said he couldn't keep a beat, but took drum lessons and helped form the Grateful Dead in 1964. Kreutzmann and fellow drummer Mickey Hart became known as the "rhythm devils" of the Grateful Dead, and Kreutzmann toured with the band for 30 years. He now lives in Hawaii and plays with the band 7 Walkers, surfs, and makes digital art.