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Full Name: Ronald C. McKernan
NickName: Pigpen
Description: Keyboardist , USA
Known For: The Grateful Dead (Band)
Instruments: Voice, Piano, Keyboards
Music Styles: Hard Rock
Location: United States of America
Web Site: http://www.dead.net/
Date Born: 8th September 1945
Location Born: San Bruno, California, United States of America
Date Died: 8th March 1973
Location Died: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Liver disease
Memorial: Pigpen is buried at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Plot: Hillview Sec.Bb16 Lot 374) in Palo Alto, California.
Summary: The son of a San Francisco Bay Area R&B and blues disc jockey. He grew up with many black friends, and felt very strongly connected to black music and culture. As a youth, McKernan taught himself blues piano.
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