1968 to 1996
June 13, 1947
May 30, 1996
John Kahn (13 June 1947 - 30 May 1996) was an American rock bass player. For a period of about twenty five years Kahn was Jerry Garcia's principal collaborator outside of the Grateful Dead. He played in every line-up of the Jerry Garcia Band, and was in many other Garcia side projects, including Reconstruction, Legion Of Mary, and the Merl Saunders and Jerry Garcia band. He played acoustic stand-up bass in OLD and in The Way, one of the first "newgrass" groups.
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