Grateful Anniversary Mickey!
We love you!
48 years ago today – September 29, 1967 Mickey Hart officially joined The Grateful Dead.
Dancin’ In The Street
He Was A Friend Of Mine
The Golden Road [To Unlimited Devotion] >
New Potato Caboose
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
Pre August 1967-Mickey Hart
The chance meeting between Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann is a foundational story of Grateful Dead cosmology . According to Dennis McNally (and everyone else), Mickey Hart was at the Fillmore on August 20 or 21, 1967 to hang out with his friend Sonny Payne, the drummer for Count Basie (co-billed that night with Charles Lloyd). A stranger introduced Hart and Kreutzmann, and then disappeared. Billy and Mickey hit it off, went over to the Matrix to see Big Brother and The Holding Company, and started hanging out together.
Hart was invited to Grateful Dead rehearsals…