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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.

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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
1Is Courtney Love's godfather.
2Shares 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.
3Inducted 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 Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wild2014/Iwriter: "Box of Rain" - as Phillip Lesh
Foxcatcher2014writer: "St. Stephen" - as Philip Lesh
Blue Crush 22011Video writer: "Truckin'"
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011Documentary writer: "Mindbender Confusion's Price", "Truckin'"
The Music Never Stopped2011arranger: "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 Measures2010writer: "Truckin'"
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey2008TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Wetlands Preserved: The Story of an Activist Nightclub2008Documentary writer: "Box of Rain"
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield2006Video "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-Shavua2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers2003writer: "Dark Star" 1968
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001997-1999TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Celebrity1998music: "Truckin'" 1970
Flirting with Disaster1996writer: "Truckin'"
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Wonder Years1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Comic Book Confidential1988Documentary music: "Dark Star" / music: "TRUCKIN" - as Philip Lesh
Into the Homeland1987TV Movie writer: "Truckin'"
The Twilight Zone1985TV Series Opening theme music
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead1981Video writer: "Truckin'"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jammys: Live Volume 12006
Petulia1968Hippie 4 (uncredited)

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video short

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Apocalypse Now1979musician

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Downhill from Here1989Video producer

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert1987Video documentary post-production sound

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Music Never Stopped2011special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Long Strange Trip2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia2016VideoHimself
Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead2015Himself
Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun2015Video documentaryHimself
Fare Thee Well: Rainbows Are Real2015Documentary shortHimself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir2014DocumentaryHimself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday2013VideoHimself
Sunshine Daydream2013Himself
San Francisco Symphony at 1002011DocumentaryHimself
The View2009TV SeriesHimself
Best of the Jammys, Volume One2006VideoHimself
Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield2006VideoHimself
2005 Jammys Live: From the Theater at Madison Square Garden2006TV MovieHimself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo2005Video documentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Festival Express2003DocumentaryHimself - Grateful Dead / Interviewee
View from the Vault IV2003VideoHimself
View from the Vault III2002VideoHimself
Rising Low2002DocumentaryHimself
View from the Vault II2001VideoHimself
Nash Bridges2001TV SeriesHimself
The End of the Road2001DocumentaryHimself
View from the Vault2000VideoHimself
Grateful Dead: Anthem to Beauty1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The History of Rock 'n' Roll1995TV Series documentaryHimself
ABC in Concert1993TV Series documentaryHimself
Grateful Dead: Backstage Pass1992Video shortHimself
Grateful Dead: So Far1987Video documentaryHimself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert1987Video documentaryHimself
Farm Aid '871987TV SpecialHimself (as Grateful Dead)
Dead Ringers: The Making of the Touch of Grey Video1987Video shortHimself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead1981VideoHimself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland1978TV MovieHimself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead1977DocumentaryHimself
Beat-Club1972TV Series
Baff - Fast eine Sendung1971TV SeriesHimself
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog1970TV Movie documentaryHimself - Grateful Dead
Gimme Shelter1970DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesSinger

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place2011DocumentaryHimself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHimself

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