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Phil Lesh
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Phil Lesh performing at Terrapin Crossroads December 6, 2013
Background information
Birth name Phillip Chapman Lesh
Born March 15, 1940 (1940-03-15) (age 81)
Berkeley, California, U.S.
Genres Rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass guitar, vocals
Years active 1961–present
Labels Columbia
Associated acts
  • Grateful Dead
  • Phil Lesh and Friends
  • The Other Ones
  • The Dead
  • Furthur

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.

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.

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