Keith Godchaux

I'm celebrating Keith Godchaux's birthday today - it's not actually until July 19 - because I have four people on the 19th. I'm putting Keith first because the anniversary of his death, which I also note on my blog, is on July 21st. So this gives a bit more space between them.

Those of you who don't know Keith Godchaux are definitely not Dead Heads. Keith joined the Grateful Dead in 1971 and stayed through 1978.

 
 

KEITH GODCHAUX
7/19/48 - 7/21/80

This video includes his wife, Donna Godchaux on lead vocals. She was also a member of the Grateful Dead.


You can learn more about Keith and 47 other fantastic musicians I photographed in
Everybody I Shot Is Dead