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Phil Lesh

Biography

Bassist for The Grateful Deceased, the group known for music like “Truckin'” and “Ripple,” and who also used The Other Types. He began being a violinist, turned to trumpet, and was finally coaxed into playing bass by Jerry Garcia. He made the side task Phil Lesh and Close friends. He’s the godfather of Courtney Like. He provides performed with Furthur, alongside previous Grateful Deceased bandmate Bob Weir.

Quick Facts


Full Name Phil Lesh
Date Of Birth March 15, 1940
Place Of Birth Berkeley, CA
Profession Bassist
Education University of California, Berkeley, Mills College
Nationality American
Spouse Jill Lesh
Children Grahame Lesh, Brian Lesh
Parents Frank Hamilton Lesh, Barbara Chapman Lesh
Music Groups Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh and Friends, Furthur, The Other Ones, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Dead
Movies Long Strange Trip, Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead, The Grateful Dead Movie, Gimme Shelter
TV Shows Long Strange Trip
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#Fact
1 Is Courtney Love's godfather.
2 Shares a birthday with fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Sly Stone of Sly and the Family Stone and Mike Love of the Beach Boys.
3 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild 2014/I writer: "Box of Rain" - as Phillip Lesh
Foxcatcher 2014 writer: "St. Stephen" - as Philip Lesh
Blue Crush 2 2011 Video writer: "Truckin'"
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary writer: "Mindbender Confusion's Price", "Truckin'"
The Music Never Stopped 2011 arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as Philip Lesh / writer: "Truckin'", "Truckin' Live at Deer Creek Music Center, July 15, 1989" - as Philip Lesh
Extraordinary Measures 2010 writer: "Truckin'"
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2008 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub 2008 Documentary writer: "Box of Rain"
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield 2006 Video "Slipknot!" / performer: "Cosmic Charley", "Uncle John's Band", "Jam", "Eyes of The World", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "Caution Do Not Stop On Tracks", "All Along the Watchtower", "Slipknot!", "Franklin's Tower" / writer: "Jam", "St. Stephen", "The Eleven", "New Speedway Boogie"
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Dark Star" 1968
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997-1999 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Celebrity 1998 music: "Truckin'" 1970
Flirting with Disaster 1996 writer: "Truckin'"
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Book Confidential 1988 Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Philip Lesh
Into the Homeland 1987 TV Movie writer: "Truckin'"
The Twilight Zone 1985 TV Series Opening theme music
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video writer: "Truckin'"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jammys: Live Volume 1 2006
Petulia 1968 Hippie 4 (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Now 1979 musician

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here 1989 Video producer

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary post-production sound

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Strange Trip 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia 2016 Video Himself
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead 2015 Himself
Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun 2015 Video documentary Himself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real 2015 Documentary short Himself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir 2014 Documentary Himself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday 2013 Video Himself
Sunshine Daydream 2013 Himself
San Francisco Symphony at 100 2011 Documentary Himself
The View 2009 TV Series Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One 2006 Video Himself
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield 2006 Video Himself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden 2006 TV Movie Himself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005 TV Series Himself
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - Grateful Dead / Interviewee
View from the Vault IV 2003 Video Himself
View from the Vault III 2002 Video Himself
Rising Low 2002 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault II 2001 Video Himself
Nash Bridges 2001 TV Series Himself
The End of the Road 2001 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault 2000 Video Himself
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1995 TV Series documentary Himself
ABC in Concert 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass 1992 Video short Himself
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary Himself
Farm Aid '87 1987 TV Special Himself (as Grateful Dead)
Dead Ringers: The Making of the Touch of Grey Video 1987 Video short Himself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video Himself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Himself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary Himself
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
Baff - Fast eine Sendung 1971 TV Series Himself
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Grateful Dead
Gimme Shelter 1970 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place 2011 Documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Special documentary Himself

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