Ron McKernan (1945–1973)

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

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 2017 Long Strange Trip - The Untold Story of The Grateful Dead (Documentary) (writer: "Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)", "Dark Star", "Feedback", "Alligator", "Prelude" - uncredited)
 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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 2015 Fare Thee Well: Circles Around the Sun (Video documentary)
 2003 Festival Express (Documentary)
Self - 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)
 1971 Baff - Fast eine Sendung (TV Series)
- Episode dated 17 May 1971 (1971) ... Self
 1970 San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog (TV Movie documentary)
Self - 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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Alternate Names:

The Grateful Dead | Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan

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