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Ron McKernan (1945–1973)

Ron McKernan was born on September 8, 1945 in San Bruno, California, USA as Ronald Charles McKernan. He died on March 6, 1973 in Corte Madera, California. See full bio »

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 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (writer: "Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks)" - as Ronald McKernan)
 2011 The Music Never Stopped (arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as Ronald MacKernan)
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vayeira (2006) ... (writer: "DARK STAR")
 2003 The Dreamers (writer: "Dark Star" (1968) - as Ronald McKernan)
 1988 Comic Book Confidential (Documentary) (music: "Dark Star")
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 1968 Petulia
Hippie 5 (uncredited)
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 2003 Festival Express (Documentary)
Himself - Grateful Dead (as Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan)
 1972 Fillmore (Documentary)
Performers (as The Grateful Dead)
 1972 Beat-Club (TV Series)
- Episode #1.78 (1972) ... (as The Grateful Dead)
 1970 San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Grateful Dead (as Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan)
 1969 Playboy After Dark (TV Series)
- Episode #1.11 (1969) ... Singer (as The Grateful Dead)
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The Grateful Dead | Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan

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Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead) in 1994. See more »



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