Moby

American electronic musician, DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter, and photographer Moby (Richard Melville Hall) was born September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York. He was raised by his mother in Darien, Connecticut. His middle name and the nickname “Moby” were given to him by his parents because of an ancestral relationship to Moby Dick author Herman Melville: who is his great-great-great-grand uncle. During the 1980s, Hall played guitar for the hardcore punk band Vatican Commandos. Later in the decade, he was a guitarist for the alternative rock group Ultra Vivid Scene and appeared in the video for their 1989 single “Mercy Seat.”

Moby’s first live solo performance was witnessed by manager Eric Härle, who described it by saying: The music was amazing, but the show was riddled with technical mishaps. It left me very intrigued and impressed in a strange way. Moby released his first singles for Instinct under several different names, such as Barracuda, Brainstorm, and UHF. This was a rap record with vocalist Jimmy Mack, titled Time’s Up, featuring several remixes and stems for remixing. His first single under the pseudonym ‘Moby’ “Mobility” was released in 1991. However it was The remix of Mobility’s b-side, Go (Woodtick Mix), a progressive house track using the string line from “Laura Palmer’s Theme” from the TV drama Twin Peaks, which became a hit And earned him his first appearance on Top of the Pops. He released his eponymous debut in 1992. Some of his other singles in 1992 and 1993 were “Next Is the E”, “Thousand” (with its 1,000 Beats Per Minute tempo), and “Voodoo Child. Between 1991 and 1992 he also remixed The B-52s, The Prodigy, Orbital, Bob Taggett – Mind Metal, Erasure, Michael Jackson and Ten City. He also provided a rap for a Recoil track called Curse.

In 1993, Moby signed with Mute Records (Elektra in North America) and released an EP titled Move. This became his second appearance on Top of the Pops. In 1995 he released the album Everything Is Wrong. Early copies in the UK and Germany came with a special bonus CD called Underwater. This was a 43-minute five-track instrumental ambient CD and Spin magazine named it “Album of the Year” He followed this up in early 1996 with the double album Everything Is Wrong—Mixed and Remixed. In 1996 Moby released a punk rock album, Animal Rights, which included a cover version of Mission of Burma’s “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver” and toured Europe with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Soundgarden. Moby then released The single “Come on Baby” from Animal Rights. Ironically, just as Moby decided to change direction, the electronic music he had moved away from started to gain recognition and popularity through artists like The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy. Moby contributed the song “Republican Party” to the AIDS benefit album Offbeat: A Red Hot Soundtrip produced by the Red Hot Organization.

In 1997, he released I Like to Score, a collection of his music that had been used in movies. Among those tracks were an updated version of “The James Bond Theme” used for the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, and “New Dawn Fades” (a cover of Joy Division’s original), which had appeared without vocals in Michael Mann’s film Heat. Moby made a special guest appearance in a 1998 episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast where Space Ghost is possessed by the Curse of Kintavé. In 1999, Moby released the album Play, influenced by the Lomax albums that an early friend, Gregor, had lent him. Play mixes songs from Alan Lomax’s 1993 Atlantic recording Sounds of the South: A Musical Journey From the Georgia Sea Islands to the Mississippi Delta. For the song “Natural Blues”, Moby mixes “Trouble So Hard” performed by Vera Hall from the Alan Lomax Sounds of the South compilation.

In 2000, Moby contributed his song “Flower” to the intro of the Nicolas Cage remake of Gone in 60 Seconds. In July 2001, Moby: PlaytheDVD was released and was nominated for a 2002 Grammy award. The DVD included various sections: “Live on TV”, most of the music videos from the album (excluding “South Side” with Gwen Stefani), “Give An Idiot a Camcorder” (where Moby was given a camcorder ) plus an 88-minute “Mega Mix” of all the remixes created for the album. The “Mega Mix”. n 2002 Moby released the follow-up to Play, 18, which earned gold and platinum awards and Moby also toured. In 2001 He founded the Area:One Festival featuring an eclectic range of musical genres. The Area:One tour featured Outkast, New Order, Incubus, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, and Moby himself. Area2 tour (2002) featured David Bowie, Moby, Blue Man Group, Busta Rhymes, and Carl Cox. Moby also co-wrote “Is It Any Wonder” with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, remixed the Beastie Boys, David Bowie, Nas and Metallica, produced and co-wrote the track “Early Mornin'” for Britney Spears’ fourth studio album In the Zone, and collaborated with Public Enemy on “Make Love, Fuck War”. Moby’s song “Extreme Ways” was also used in the Bourne movies. In 2003, Moby headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury.

In 2005, Moby released the album Hotel featuring vocalist Laura Dawn and containing the songs, “Lift Me Up” and “Slipping Away”. In 2006, he wrote the soundtrack for Richard Kelly’s 2007 movie Southland Tales, because he was a fan of Kelly’s previous film, Donnie Darko. In 2007, Moby also started a rock band, The Little Death with his friends Laura Dawn, Daron Murphy, and Aaron A. Brooks. They released an album in 2010. In 2008, Moby released Last Night, an eclectic album of electronic dance music inspired by a night out in his New York neighborhood (the Lower East Side). This features a number of guest vocalists, including Wendy Starland, MC Grandmaster Caz (one of the writers of “Rapper’s Delight”), Sylvia from the band Kudu, British MC Aynzli, and the Nigerian 419 Squad. Songs on the album include “Alice”, “Disco Lies”, “I Love to Move in Here”, and “Ooh Yeah”.

In 2007 Moby produced and performed on a remake of “The Bulrushes” by The Bongos. Later In 2009 Moby released an album, titled Wait for Me featuring the song “Shot in the Back of the Head”, which had a video directed by David Lynch. Moby also toured with a full band. From 2007 to 2008 he ran a series of New York club events titled “Degenerates. Moby also raised between $75,000 and $100,000 to help those affected by domestic violence by donating the profits from his shows in California (San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles). In 2010, Moby launched a UGC competition with Genero.TV asking his fans to create a videoclip, for his single “Wait for Me”. The chosen videoclip, written and directed by Nimrod Shapira from Israel, features a girl who summons Moby into her life by using a book called How to Summon Moby Guide for Dummies, putting herself through 10 bizarre and comical steps (each is a tribute to a different Moby videoclip).

In 2011, Moby released his new album, Destroyed featuring a more acoustic and less electronic sound. He also started a heavy metal band named Diamondsnake, with his friend Phil Costello, and they released two albums on Facebook featuring atmospheric and melodic electronic music, plus a photography book with the same name. The album cover, for Destroyed, was taken in LaGuardia Airport & features a sign that reads ‘destroyed’, part of the longer phrase “All unclaimed baggage will be destroyed.” The album consists of 15 tracks including. The songs, “Rockets”,”After”, “The Right Thing” and Lie Down in Darkness”. An EP Be the One, was also released containing 3 of the tracks from Destroyed. In 2012, Moby released Destroyed Remixed, a limited edition 2CD collection of remixes plus three new exclusive remixes by David Lynch, Holy Ghost!, and System Divine and a brand new 30 minute ambient track by Moby called ‘All Sides Gone’. In 2013, Moby performed both acoustic and DJ sets at the Wanderlust Festival, in Hawaii, Vermont, California, Colorado, Canada and Chile. Moby also performed at the 1 World Music Festival in Singapore, Coachella, and the Movement Detroit festival. For Record Store Day 2013 Moby released a 7-inch record called The Lonely Night featuring former Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan, with remixes by Photek, Gregor Tresher, Freescha and Moby himself he also released the album “Innocents” Featuring the songs The Perfect Life, A Case for Shame and The Lonely Night. Moby performed a DJ set in Las Vegas, DJ’d an intimate show in Sydney, Australia DJ’d at the 10th annual Decibel Festival in Seattle And performed three shows at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.

In 2016 Moby released the album These Systems Are Failing. under the name Moby & The Void Pacific Choir featuring the songs “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?” “Don’t Leave Me” The video for which addressed smartphone addiction and won the film & video: animation category at the 2017 Webby Awards. A vegan festival in Los Angeles created by Moby named The Circle V festival featured his only live performance of 2016. In 2017, Moby released a free follow up record called “More Fast Songs About the Apocalypse” online.
Moby also appeared as a guest performer on A$AP Rocky’s “A$AP Forever” which samples his song “Porcelain”. In 2018 Moby released the trip-hop inspired album Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt featuring the songs “Like A Motherless Child”,”Mere Anarchy”, and “This Wild Darkness”,

Moby has also done a number of Film scores; he contributed two songs to the score of Michael Mann’s film Heat: a cover version of the Joy Division song “New Dawn Fades,” and the original composition “God Moving Over the Face of the Waters.”He also wroth the song “Extreme Ways” for The Bourne Identity and In 1997, Moby released an album of music that has appeared in films called I Like To Score. The compilation album features Moby songs that have appeared in films such as Cool World (1992), Scream (1996), Tomorrow Never Dies. He also contributed four songs to the soundtrack of the 2010 film The Next Three Days, including the single “Mistake”.

So far Moby has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and AllMusic considers him to be “one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America.

Roger Hargreaves

Best known as the creator and illustrator of The Mr Men & Little Miss books, The English children’s author and illustrator, Roger Hargreaves, sadly passed away 11 September 1988. He was born 9th May 1935 in a private hospital at 201 Bath Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire to Alfred Reginald and Ethel Mary Hargreaves. He grew up at 703 Halifax Road, Hartshead Moor, Cleckheaton, outside of which there now is a commemorative plaque. He attended Sowerby Bridge Grammar School (now Sowerby Bridge High School). He then spent a year working in his father’s laundry and dry-cleaning business before gaining employment in advertising.

Hargreaves always wanted to be a cartoonist, and in 1971, while working as the creative director at a London firm, he wrote the first Mr. Men book, Mr. Tickle. Initially he had difficulty finding a publisher, but once he did the books became an instant success, selling over one million copies within three years. In 1974 the books spawned a BBC animated television series, narrated by Arthur Lowe. A second series the following year saw newer titles transmitted in double bill format with those from the first series. By 1976, Hargreaves had quit his day job. In 1981 the Little Miss series of books was launched, and in 1983 it also was made into a television series, narrated by Pauline Collins, and her husband John Alderton. Although Hargreaves wrote many other children’s stories—including the Timbuctoo series of 25 books, John Mouse and the Roundy and Squarey books—he is best known for his 46 Mr. Men and 33 Little Miss books.

The books were intended for very young readers, and featured simple and humorous stories, always with a moral at the end. and featured brightly-coloured, boldly drawn characters and illustrations. Hargreaves’ Mr Men and Little Miss series of books have become part of popular culture since 1971, and they remain popular Selling in excess of 85 million copies worldwide and have also have been widely parodied since a number of times. The Mister Men and Little Miss books have also been translated into at least 20 languages and also won an award for The Best Books of the Year in 1983. The Mister Men books Were also adapted for a Television series narrated by Sir Michael Hordern.

Jonny Buckland (Coldplay)

Jonny Buckland, English guitarist (Coldplay) was born 11 September 1977. Coldplay were formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to Starfish. Will Champion joined as a drummer, backing vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, completing the line-up. Manager Phil Harvey is often considered an unofficial fifth member. The band renamed themselves “Coldplay” in 1998, before recording and releasing three EPs; Safety in 1998, Brothers & Sisters as a single in 1999 and The Blue Room in the same year. The latter was their first release on a major label, after signing to Parlophone.

They achieved worldwide fame with the release of the single “Yellow” in 2000, followed by their debut album released in the same year,PARACHUTES, which was nominated for the Mercury Prize. The band’s second album, A RUSH OF BLOOD TO THE HEAD (2002), was released to critical acclaim and won multiple awards, including NME’s Album of the Year.Their next release, X&Y, the best-selling album worldwide in 2005, was met with mostly positive reviews upon its release, though some critics felt that it was inferior to its predecessor. The band’s fourth studio album, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008), was produced by Brian Eno and released again to largely positive reviews, earning several Grammy nominations and wins at the 51st Grammy Awards. On 24 October 2011, they released their fifth studio album, MYLO XYLOTO, which received mixed to positive reviews, topped the charts in over 34 countries, and was the UK’s best-selling rock album of 2011. Since then they have released the albums Ghost Stories and a Head Full of Dreams.

The band has won a number of music awards throughout their career, including eight Brit Awards—winning Best British Group three times, five MTV Video Music Awards, and seven Grammy Awards from twenty five nominations. Coldplay have sold over 60 million records worldwide. In December 2009, Rolling Stone readers voted the group the fourth-best artist of the 2000s. Coldplay have been an active supporter of various social and political causes, such as Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group have also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, Sound Relief, Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief, The Secret Policeman’s Ball, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Richard Ashcroft (The Verve)

Best known as the Lead Singer of English alternative rock band “the Verve”, English musician and singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft was born 11th September 1971. He was the lead singer and occasional guitarist of The Verve from their formation in 1990 until their split in 1999.The Verve were an formed in 1989 in Wigan by lead vocalist Richard Ashcroft, guitarist Nick McCabe, bass guitarist Simon Jones and drummer Peter Salisbury. The guitarist and keyboard player Simon Tong later became a member. Beginning with a psychedelic sound indebted to shoegazing and space rock, by the mid-1990s the band had released several EPs and three albums. It also endured name and line-up changes, breakups, health problems, drug abuse and various lawsuits. Filter referred to them as “one of the tightest knit, yet ultimately volatile bands in history”.

The band’s commercial breakthrough was the 1997 album Urban Hymns, one of the best-selling albums in UK Chart history, and the single “Bitter Sweet Symphony”, which became a worldwide hit. In 1998, the band won two Brit Awards—winning Best British Group, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in March, and in February 1999, “Bitter Sweet Symphony” was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song. Soon after this commercial peak, The Verve broke up in April 1999, citing internal conflicts. During an eight year split, Ashcroft dismissed talk of a reunion, saying: “You’re more likely to get all four Beatles on stage.” Since then Ashcroft has had a successful solo career, releasing a number of albums including These People in 2016.

The band’s original line-up did eventually reunite in June 2007, embarking on a tour later that year and releasing the album Forth in August 2008. In 2009, the band broke up for the third time. However Ashcroft continues as a lead vocalist working with guitars and keyboards and has become a successful solo artist in his own right, releasing three UK top three solo albums. The Verve reformed in 2007 but again broke up by summer 2009. Ashcroft then founded a new band, RPA & The United Nations of Sound, and released a new album on 19 July 2010. Richard Ashcroft’s latest solo album “These People” was released in 2016.

D. H. Lawrence

English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter David Herbert Lawrence was Born 11 September 1885, Lawrence spent his formative years in the coal mining town of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire and his working-class background and the tensions between his parents provided the raw material for a number of his early works. Lawrence returned to this locality often, calling it; “the country of my heart,” and it became a setting for much of his fiction. The young Lawrence attended Beauvale Board School from 1891 until 1898, and won a County Council scholarship to Nottingham High School in nearby Nottingham which he left in 1901. He developed a love of books, which lasted throughout Lawrence’s life

In the years 1902 to 1906 Lawrence served as a pupil teacher at the British School, Eastwood and became a full-time student, receiving a teaching certificate from University College, Nottingham, in 1908. He wrote his first poems, some short stories, and a draft of a novel, Laetitia, that was eventually to become The White Peacock. Lawrence won a short story competition in the Nottingham Guardian in 1907, and In 1908 Lawrence left his childhood home for London and taught at Davidson Road School, Croydon, he also continued writing and Some of the early poetry came to the attention of Ford Madox Ford,the editor of the influential The English Review, who commissioned the story Odour of Chrysanthemums which, when published in that magazine. This encouraged a London publisher, to ask Lawrence for more work. His first published novel The White Peacock appeared in 1910. In addition, a teaching colleague, Helen Corke, gave him access to her intimate diaries about an unhappy love affair, which formed the basis of his second novel The Trespasser and Later during a stay in Italy, Lawrence completed the final version of Sons and Lovers which, when published in 1913, was acknowledged to represent a vivid portrait of the realities of working class provincial life.

Lawrence and and his wife Frieda returned to Britain in 1913 for a short visit, but went back to Italy, staying at Fiascherino on the Gulf of Spezia. Here he started writing the first draft of The Rainbow and Women in Love. He and Frieda returned to Britain again shortly before the outbreak of World War I and were married on 13 July 1914. During this time, Lawrence worked with London intellectuals and writers such as Dora Marsden and the people involved with The Egoist (T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and others). The Egoist, an important Modernist literary magazine, also published some of his work and he was also reading and adapting Marinetti’s Futurist Manifesto. In 1915 His novel The Rainbow was published, but was suppressed after an investigation into its alleged obscenity. He also wrote Women in Love, which explores the destructive features of contemporary civilization through the evolving relationships of four major characters as they reflect upon the value of the arts, politics, economics, sexual experience, friendship and marriage. This book is a bleak, bitter vision of humanity and proved impossible to publish in wartime conditions. Not published until 1920, it is now widely recognised as an English novel of great dramatic force and intellectual subtlety. In late 1917, after constant harassment by the armed forces authorities, Lawrence left Cornwall. This persecution was later described in the Australian novel Kangaroo. He moved to the small, rural village of Hermitage near Newbury, Berkshire then moved to Mountain Cottage, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Derbyshire, where he wrote one of his most poetic short stories, The Wintry Peacock.

Lawrence left Britain and travelled with his wife to Australia, Italy, Sri Lanka, the United States, Mexico and the South of France and wrote The Lost Girl (for which he won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction), Aaron’s Rod, Mr Noon, The Captain’s Doll, The Fox and The Ladybird, and some of these were issued in the collection “England, My England and Other Stories”. He also produced a number of poems about the natural world in Birds, Beasts and Flowers he also wrote Sea and Sardinia and Memoirs of the Foreign Legion. In 1922 the Lawrences left Europe and travelled to the United States. where they acquired a property in Lamy, New Mexico in 1924, now called the D. H. Lawrence Ranch, in exchange for the manuscript of Sons and Lovers. While in the U.S. Lawrence rewrote and published Studies in Classic American Literature and also wrote The Boy in the Bush, The Plumed Serpent, St Mawr, The Woman who Rode Away, The Princess and assorted short stories. He returned to England in 1923 but soon came back to America. Sadly in 1925 he suffered a near fatal attack of malaria and tuberculosis and after recovering, he moved to a villa near Florence, Italy where he wrote The Virgin and the Gipsy and Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which was his last major novel and reinforced his notoriety. Despite failing health, he continued to produce short stories such as The Escaped Cock, and wrote numerous poems, reviews and essays as well as a reflection on the Book of Revelation entitled “Apocalypse” and a robust defence of his last novel against those who sought to suppress it.

Lawrence sadly passed away in Venawrencece, France, from complications of tuberculosis on 2nd March 1930 and At the time of his death, his public reputation was that of a pornographer who had wasted his considerable talents. However E. M. Forster, , challenged this widely held view in an obituary notice, and described him as, “The greatest imaginative novelist of our generation.” Later, the influential Cambridge critic F. R. Leavis championed both his artistic integrity and his moral seriousness, placing much of Lawrence’s fiction within the canonical “great tradition” of the English novel. Today he is valued by many as a visionary thinker is also widely recognised as one of the finest travel writers in the English language and significant representative of modernism in English literature and his works have been adapted for film and television numerous times.

Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead)

Mickey Hart, American drummer (Grateful Dead, The Dead & The Other Ones and Rhythm Devils) was born 11 September 1943. The Grateful Dead were fomed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area and were known for their unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musical improvisation. These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world.” They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of all Time by Rolling Stone magazine. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 and their Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University was added to the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry.The founding members of the Grateful Dead were Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals), and Bill Kreutzmann (drums). Lesh was the last member to join the Warlocks before they became the Grateful Dead; he replaced Dana Morgan Jr., who had played bass for a few gigs. With the exception of McKernan, who died in 1973, the core of the band stayed together for its entire 30-year history.Phil Lesh and Jerry Garcia were brought together by Gert Chiarito in 1964 to perform on The Midnight Special.

The Grateful Dead began their career as the Warlocks, a group formed in early 1965 from the remnants of a jug band called Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions, although The band changed its name after finding out that another band of the same name had signed a recording contract.The name “Grateful Dead” was chosen from a dictionary, The definition being that there was “the soul of a dead person, or his angel, showing gratitude to someone who, as an act of charity, arranged their burial.” One of the group’s earliest major performances in 1967 was at the Avalon Ballroom by the San Francisco Hare Krishna temple. The Grateful Dead performed at the event along with the Hare Krishna founder Bhaktivedanta Swami, poet Allen Ginsberg, bands Moby Grape and Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin, donating proceeds to the Krishna temple. The band’s first LP, The Grateful Dead, was released in 1967. 1970 included tour dates in New Orleans, Louisiana, where the band performed at The Warehouse for two nights. Mickey Hart quit the Grateful Dead in February 1971, leaving Kreutzmann once again as the sole percussionist. Hart rejoined the Grateful Dead for good in October 1974. Tom “TC” Constanten was added as a second keyboardist from 1968 to 1970, while Pigpen also played various percussion instruments and sang. Following the Grateful Dead’s “Europe ’72″ tour, Pigpen’s health had deteriorated to the point that he could no longer tour with the band. His final concert appearance was June 17, 1972 at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles;] he died in March, 1973 of complications from alcohol abuse.

The Grateful Dead formed their own record group, Grateful Dead Records & Later that year, they released their next studio album, the jazz influenced Wake of the Flood. It became their biggest commercial success thus far.During the late 1970s the band went back to the studio, and the next year released another album, Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel. Not long after that album’s release however, the Grateful Dead decided to take a hiatus from live touring so that its members could focus on their solo careers. This hiatus was short lived, though, as they resumed touring in 1976, and released another album Terrapin Station in 1977.During the 1980s the bands sound transformed. Sadly though Garcia’s health began to decline. His drug habits caused him to lose his liveliness on stage. After kicking his drug habit in 1985, he slipped into a diabetic coma for several days in July 1986.

After he recovered, the band released In the Dark in 1987, which resulted as their best selling studio album release, and also produced their only top-10 chart single, Touch of Grey.. Inspired by Garcia’s improved health and a successful album, the band’s energy and chemistry peaked in the late 1980s and 1990. Performances were vigorous and as a result, every show exceeded its maximum audience capacity. The band’s “high time” came to a sudden halt when Mydland died after the summer tour in 1990. So Vince Welnick, joined on keyboards and vocals and Bruce Hornsby joined the band as the pianist and vocals on September 15, 1990.The fans of the Grateful Dead, some of whom followed the band from concert to concert for years, are known as “Deadheads” and are known for their dedication to the band’s music. From 2003 to 2009 former members of the Grateful Dead, along with other musicians, toured as The Dead and The Other Ones. There are many contemporary incarnations of the Dead, with the most prominent touring acts being Furthur and Phil Lesh & Friends and although Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995, the music lives on.