Brent Mydland

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Birthday
21, 1952
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 26, 1990 (37)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1952
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Jul 26, 1990 (37)

About

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."

Before Fame

Prior to his involvement with the Grateful Dead, he formed a country rock group called Silver that released one 1970s hit song, "Wham Bam."

Trivia

Tragically, he died of a drug overdose at the age of thirty-seven.

Family Life

Born in Germany to American parents, he spent his early childhood in the San Francisco, California area and attended high school in Los Angeles.

Associated With

During the early 1980s, he collaborated with fellow Grateful Dead member Bob Weir on a second music project called Bobby and the Midnites.