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Phillip Chapman Lesh (born March 15, 1940) is an American musician. He was one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, with whom he played bass guitar throughout their 30-year career. After the band's disbanding in 1995, Lesh continued the tradition of Grateful Dead family music with side project Phil Lesh and Friends.

Phil Lesh
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Phil Lesh performing at Terrapin Crossroads December 6, 2013
Background information
Birth namePhillip Chapman Lesh
Born (1940-03-15) March 15, 1940 (age 79)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
GenresRock
OccupationsMusician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass guitar, vocals
Years active1961–present
LabelsColumbia
Associated acts
Websitewww.phillesh.net

In October 2015, Lesh revealed that he had undergone surgery as treatment for bladder cancer. He stated that his prognosis was good and that he expected to make a full recovery.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kreps, Daniel (October 17, 2015). "Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh Reveals Bladder Cancer Battle", Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 17, 2015.

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