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|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Robert Hall, 16 October 1947, San Francisco, California, USA. Weir enjoyed a lengthy career as rhythm guitarist and vocalist with the legendary west coast band the Grateful Dead. Like his colleagues, he sporadically embarked on solo projects and played with other bands. Ace was a fine solo debut (albeit a Grateful Dead album in disguise), after which Weir joined up with Kingfish in 1976. In 1981 he performed with an aggregation called Bobby And The Midnites, which included jazz musicians Billy Cobham (drums), Alfonso Johnson (bass) and Grateful Dead colleague Brent Mydland (keyboards). This interesting combination tackled fusion, reggae and produced one self-titled album.
Weir has an unusual, distinctive and underrated style, preferring to play chopping jazz chords in straightforward rock music structures. This style can be heard to great effect on the Grateful Deads classic 1970 release, Live Dead and on most of the series of...