Bob Weir

Bob Weir is the rhythm guitarist and singer for the Grateful Dead, one of the most successful bands in rock 'n roll history which will be celebrating its 3Oth anniversary in 1995. Apart from the Dead, Bob has recorded - either individually or with his own band - the following records: Ace, Heaven Help the Fool, Bobby and the Mldnites, and When the Beat Meets the Street. He has also appeared on numerous videos, radio shows and national, local and cable television programs. Of the major network shows, he has ben on The Today Show, The David Letterman Show, Overnight News, ABC NightLine, and Good Morning America. Over the past years, Bo has often performed at concerts to benefit non-profit organizations. It was the Grateful Dead's Rainforest Benefit Concert at Madison Square Garden in 1988 that served as the catalyst for Bob's creation, with his sister Wendy Weir, of their first environmental children's book and audio cassette tape Panther Dream: A Story of the African Rainforest (Hyperion Books for Children, 1991). Bob is an active environmentalist and humanitarian with a special focus towards temperate and tropical reforestation and conservation projects, coral reef preservation, the rights of indigenous peoples, and children's education. He is on the Advisory Board of Coral Forest. His other interests include football mountain and road biking and scuba diving. Bob resides in Mill Valley, California.

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