Happy 62nd Birthday Bob Weir!

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Happy Birthday Bob Weir!

Bob Weir

Bob Weir, best known for being a founding member of the Grateful Dead, celebrates his 62nd birthday today.

Weir, a singer, songwriter and musician, is, along with the Grateful Dead arguably one of the most recorded musicians on the planet!

Bobby, my daughter Laura and me sitting poolside in Reno

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Bobby on numerous occasions and each and every time he was most cordial. Whether it was backstage or poolside, whenever I saw him, Bobby always took the time with whoever came by, to talk, share a joke or sign an autograph.

If you’ve never seen Bob Weir in concert, tune in to this video and you’ll see why he’s not only a wonderful rhythm guitarist, but also a beautiful songwriter. Bobby was always credited with the “Rock n Roll” portion of Grateful Dead concerts. But songs like “Cassidy”, “Weather Report Suite” and “Looks Like Rain” showed his versatility in being able to pen some truly moving music in ballad form.

Currently Bob Weir is playing and touring with his solo band Ratdog.

Happy Birthday Bob Weir!

By the way, if you click on the picture of Bobby, my daughter Laura and me, you can see a fun article CNN wrote...featuring yours truly!

I'm famous! But no autographs please!

 

Bob Weir and Ratdog "Standing on the Moon"

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Amy - Nothing better than hearing it live! Or a good Let It Grow...or a ripping Sampson and Delilah...or...well you get the idea. It's all good!

Brenda - I've been very fortunate. I've had the opportunity to meet lots of my faves. But that's what happens when you're a groupie!!!

Carole - Crazy kids these days! What do they know?!!! Really? I get more than 15 minutes of fame? Yippee!!

Oct 16, 2009 01:27 PM #9
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Debi Boucher
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This is so very cool, Craig! What a great thing for Laura to have, the photos and the article, as keepsakes.  What a rock STAR you are!

Debi

Oct 16, 2009 02:10 PM #10
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Mary Douglas
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Hi Craig, and Happy Birthday Bob! When are we going to cut that cake, BTW?? I always knew you were famous Craig, but really, I had no idea HOW famous! Very cool post.
Oct 16, 2009 03:36 PM #11
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Nick T Pappas
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Craig, forget about my golfing buddy in Pinehurst...I want to hang with you when I come to NC! 

Not sure how much I can help you with your list, but there are a couple I'm checking into.

Oct 16, 2009 03:47 PM #12
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Laura Giannotta
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You'll always be famous Craig, and no we'll never stop asking for autographs and pix!  

Oct 16, 2009 10:01 PM #13
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Laura Cerrano
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Craig, Play your cards right and you  get multiples of those 15 minutes.........honest.  Kids these days know nothing about GOOD music, unfortunately they missed it all!

Oct 17, 2009 12:53 AM #14
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Craig, nice tribute to him...I will pretend I know who he is  LOL!  Have a great weekend!

Oct 17, 2009 01:29 AM #15
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Caren Wallace
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Craig, the famous or infamous??? You are such a rock star! Happy Birthday Bob Weir, rock on!
Oct 17, 2009 06:06 AM #16
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Happy Birthday Bob Weir! How cool is that to of met him. I read the CNN article- awesome stuff.

Oct 17, 2009 12:14 PM #17
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Hey so does that mean you were a Grateful Dead Groupie? :)

Oct 17, 2009 04:33 PM #18
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Debi - A rock star wannabe really! But I do love my music!

Mary - Thank you Mary! Cake will be served today at 7.

Nick - Come on down my friend. We'll go see some live music here in the Raleigh area. You have my wish list now. Any and all efforts will be appreciated.

Laura - In an effort to speed up the lines of my autograph seekers, I'll be signing like this instead....

My autograph

Carole - Although there is still some good music coming out these days, I'll stick with the music from our era anyday!

Oct 18, 2009 04:26 AM #19
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Kristin - Oh Kristin! You need to get out more!!!

Caren - Rock on Caren!

Dick and Dixie - Thank you guys! It was really fun to get that phone call from CNN...and to have met Bob Weir!

Liz - Was and still am! Admittedly so! And proud of it!

Oct 18, 2009 04:29 AM #20
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Dear Craig, I would not be signing with a thumbprint, identity theft is gonna get the best of you. Great tribute to Bob's birthday! Its great to know being famous has not changed him. I still love their music! ;)
Oct 19, 2009 03:43 AM #21
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This is a really nice birthday tribute to your friend Bob Weir! I bet you have some stories you could tell about those Grateful Dead boys, being their number one fan and all!

Have a wonderful week Craig!

Oct 19, 2009 04:28 AM #22
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Craig, love this post about Bob's b-day. I have seen the dead in concert many times and love them. I have 5 siblings and we used to go to concerts together.  My brother named his first daughter Cassidy and his cat Sugaree.  Happy Happy Birthday Bobby!!!!  I look forward to more of your post!

Oct 19, 2009 08:21 AM #23
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Betina - Actually fame has changed Bobby. He once said in an interview that now he doesn't eat those pistachios that are hard to open!!!

Terrie - Oh, I have some stories! But backstage at a Dead show is a lot tamer than most would expect.

Kate - OK, I want to hang with you! You see Kate, this is what I love about ActiveRain. You just don't know about someone until you get to meet them here in the Rain.....And as Bobby would say, Looks like rain, feels like rain, here comes the rain..........

Oct 19, 2009 10:57 AM #24
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Hey, Craig. Again, I love your passion for music. Great tribute and I almost forgot, great farmers tan. Take care, Jim
Oct 20, 2009 03:06 AM #25
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Jim - Thank you sir! I worked hard for that tan!

Oct 20, 2009 03:26 AM #26
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Shut the front door!  That is soooo cool!!!  The pics are priceless and a treasure to your daughter I'm sure.  Bob sounds like a stud.  I went to my one and only Dead show in Seattle when I was like 17 I think.  It's was Jerry's last show in Seattle and I'm so "grateful" my best friends older bro took us....in his baby blue VW van too.  It was quite the experience!

I am now this second starting a Grateful Dead station on Pandora....first up, "China Cat Sunflower".  Rock on!

Mar 29, 2011 05:58 AM #27
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Kerrie - Of course at that age my daughter had no clue. But that pic was taken poolside at the Reno Hilton where the band and I were staying. That day we met Jorma Kaukonen, Bruce Hornsby and a bunch of the band and crew members. That evening we went to the show! I'm looking for the picture of us at the show. She was rocking it!

Enjoy your Pandora station and if you need a copy of your first show, let me know, I probably have it!

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