Ron "Pigpen" McKernan
McKernan was born in San Bruno, California to an R&B DJ. He became a fixture on the San Francisco coffee house scene that spawned the Grateful Dead and their contemporaries, going on to play in every recording incarnation of the band. Over the years Pigpen contributed vocals, Hammond organ, harmonica, percussion and some guitar. His heavy drinking led to severe health problems beginning in 1970, which forced him to perform only intermittently. He joined the band on the Europe '72 tour but had to quit touring upon returning home. He died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage the following Spring.
|Grateful Dead*||Ain't It Crazy (The Rub) and 5 more… Grateful Dead* - Family Dog At The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA, April 18, 1970 (Album)||Rhino Records (2)||US||2013||Sell This Version|
|R2 591472, 303497851683||Various||“All Us People From The Bay Area, We're Real Lsd Freaks!” Various - Woodstock - Back To The Garden: The Definitive 50th Anniversary Archive (38xCD + Blu-ray + Box, Comp, Ltd, Num)||Rhino Records (2), Cotillion||R2 591472, 303497851683||US||2019||Sell This Version|
|EGG NINE/TEN||Various||Unknown Track (as Pigpen) and 1 more… Various - California Easter Album (2xLP, Comp, Unofficial)||Penguin Records (9)||EGG NINE/TEN||1982||Sell This Version|