Drummer Bill Kreutzmann on drugs, money and the end of the Grateful Dead




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Published on Jul 6, 2015

PBS NewsHour Chief Arts and Culture Correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks with founding member of the Grateful Dead Bill Kreutzmann about first meeting Jerry Garcia and deciding to follow him for the rest of his life. They discuss candidly how drugs and money took their toll on the band. Kreutzmann explains how their fans, known as Deadheads, were as central to the band’s success as the music. Although the Grateful Dead played their final concerts this weekend at Soldier Field in Chicago, Kreutzmann says he wishes they could keep playing.

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