The Other Ones
|The Other Ones|
|Origin||San Francisco, California, USA|
|Associated acts||Grateful Dead
|Past members||Bob Weir
The Other Ones was an American rock band formed in 1998 by former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, along with part-time Grateful Dead collaborator Bruce Hornsby. In 2000, Bill Kreutzmann, another Grateful Dead alumnus, joined the group, while Phil Lesh dropped out. In 2002, Lesh rejoined the band, and Hornsby left. At different times the shifting lineup of The Other Ones also included Mark Karan, Steve Kimock, John Molo, Dave Ellis, Alphonso Johnson, Jimmy Herring, Rob Barraco, Jeff Chimenti, and Susan Tedeschi. In 2003, The Other Ones changed their name to The Dead.
Continuing the legacy
The Other Ones continued the musical legacy of the Grateful Dead, playing many Grateful Dead songs and utilizing a similar jam band style that emphasized musical improvisation. The name of the band was taken from the title of the Grateful Dead song "That's It for the Other One", from 1968's Anthem of the Sun. Although Jerry Garcia had died in 1995, "the other ones" from the Grateful Dead carried on.
In 1999, The Other Ones released The Strange Remain, a two disc CD recorded live during their 1998 Furthur Festival tour.
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- Selvin, Joel. "Other Ones Reunite", San Francisco Chronicle, December 1, 2002
- Selvin, Joel. "Marin Icons Now The Dead", San Francisco Chronicle, February 12, 2003