Sunday, June 04, 2006

RIP Vince Welnick

Vince Welnick died over the weekend. Vince was the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead during the 90's and a member of The Tubes prior to that. With his death, he becomes the 4th Grateful Dead keyboardist (aka the world's most dangerous job) to die following Pigpen, Keith Godchaux, and Brent Mydland. You can hear some of his work here (streaming or dl). Below is a picture I took of Vince from the Jam on the River show last May in Philly. He seemed to be in a great mood and I found him to be an energetic performer putting on a very fun show. Vince seemed intent on keeping the positive spirit of the Grateful Dead alive. Plus he took an audience request for Shakedown Street, which is just awesome. RIP Vince.
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