Brent Mydland

Picking up where Keith Godchaux left off in the rotating keyboard position for the Grateful Dead, Brent Mydland by songwriting alone would no doubt have lasted the long haul of the next 16 years. Narrowly missing the Disco Dead era, Mydland started off hidden behind a band dynamic that had built up over the previous 15 years. His talents and popularity eventually evolved, but a fatal drug habit silenced his voice and his B-3, and the spot was left vacant yet again.