Keith Richard Godchaux

Keith Richard Godchaux

Birth
Seattle, King County, Washington, USA
Death 23 Jul 1980 (aged 32)
Marin County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 9584758 · View Source
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Rock Musician. He played the piano and keyboard in rock band "The Grateful Dead" from 1970 until 1979. Brought into the band initially to augment the performance of original keyboard player and member Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, he took over the spot in the band when McKernan retired from performing in June 1972 due to health issues brought on by alcoholism. He would appear on their live recording album releases "Europe '72" (1972), and "Live from the Mars Hotel" (1974), and their studio album releases "Wake of the Flood" (1973), "Blues for Allah" (1975), "Steal Your Face" (1976). "Terrapin Station" (1977), and "Shakedown Street" (1978). He left the band in 1979 to form his own music group, which eventually recorded an album in 1980 as "The Heart of Gold Band". On his thirty-second birthday in July 1980 he was severely injured in a car accident, and died of those injuries four days later.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: A.J.
  • Added: 11 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9584758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Keith Richard Godchaux (19 Jul 1948–23 Jul 1980), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9584758, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.