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Bill Kreutzmann Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

William “Bill” Kreutzmann, Jr. born on the 7th May 1946, is an American musician who became famous as the drummer of rock and roll band The Grateful Dead.

So how much is Kreutzmann’s net worth? As of early 2017, it is reported by authoritative sources to be $25 million, acquired during his years in the music industry, from playing with his band The Grateful Dead and other various groups that he toured and played with.

Bill Kreutzmann Net Worth $25 million

Born in Palo Alto, California, Kreutzmann is the son of Janice Beryl and William Kreutzmann Sr. His love for music started at his home where his parents played jazz and R&B music. When he was in sixth grade, his feelings were hurt when his teacher kicked him out of the room while playing the drums saying that he couldn’t carry a beat. Instead of moping around, he searched for a new teacher outside the school and met Lee Anderson, who didn’t give up on him and taught him how to play the drums.

When he was 18 years old, Kreutzmann began playing with a local band called The Legends, and performed around Palo Alto. During this time he also met Jerry Garcia at a local music store when his father sold Garcia a Banjo. He saw Garcia’s passion for music and admired his talent. Soon, Kreutzmann became a member of Garcia’s group, The Warlocks together with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Ron “Pigpen” McKernan. The group began performing around California and later changed their name to The Grateful Dead. After going around town for local performances, the band was signed by Warner Bros, which started their professional career in music and also their net worth.

A couple of years later with the band, Kreutzmann met fellow percussionist Mickey Hart. The two became great friends and also became a great tandem on the stage. Because of their amazing talent in playing the drums, the two started to play alongside each other during every performance of the band; even though they were the first band to have two drummers on stage, their synchronicity and power in performing together became The Grateful Dead’s trademark, and the two became musical legends known to fans as “the Rhythm Devils”.

The band would go on to perform around the world and release over twenty albums within the span of thirty years. The success of the Grateful Dead helped Kreutzmann to become a sought-after drummer and also tremendously increased his wealth. In 1995, after Garcia passed away, the band went their separate ways.

After The Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann decided to live in Hawaii and stayed in the music scene by collaborating with various bands, including Backbone, The Other Ones, BK3, 7 Walkers, and Dead.

Other than his involvement in the world of music, Kreutzmann is also a visual artist. In 1995 he produced a documentary entitled the “Ocean Spirit” and has some digital works displayed at Walnut Street Gallery. He also wrote a memoir entitled “Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead” which was published in 2015.

In terms of his personal life, Kreutzmann lives in Hawaii with his wife Amy, and together they have two children, Justin and Stacy.

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American Experience 1997-2005 TV Series documentary musician - 6 episodes
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary musician - 11 episodes
Apocalypse Now 1979 musician - as Billy Kreutzmann



American Experience 1997 TV Series documentary 4 episodes
Vietnam: A Television History 1983 TV Series documentary 11 episodes



Parenthood 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Magic Trip 2011 Documentary writer: "Caution Do Not Stop On The Tracks" - as William Kreutzmann
The Music Never Stopped 2011 arranger: "Not Fade Away/Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad" Traditional - as William Kreutzmann
Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 2008 TV Movie documentary writer: "Dark Star"
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dreamers 2003 writer: "Dark Star" 1968 - as William Kreutzmann
Comic Book Confidential 1988 Documentary music: "Dark Star"
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video writer: "Franklin's Tower"



American Experience 1997 TV Series documentary 1 episode



The Music Never Stopped 2011 special thanks



The Untitled Grateful Dead Documentary Project 2015 Documentary post-production Himself
The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir 2014 Documentary Himself
Move Me Brightly: Celebrating Jerry Garcia's 70th Birthday 2013 Video Himself
Sunshine Daydream 2013 Himself
Basically Frightened: The Musical Madness of Colonel Bruce Hampton 2012 Documentary Himself
Best of the Jammys, Volume Two 2007 Video Himself
Grateful Dead Truckin' Up to Buffalo 2005 Video documentary Himself
Festival Express 2003 Documentary Himself - Grateful Dead (as Bill Kreutzman)
View from the Vault IV 2003 Video Himself
View from the Vault III 2002 Video Himself
Dare to Dream: A Concert for Hope 2002 TV Special Artist
View from the Vault II 2001 Video Himself
The End of the Road 2001 Documentary Himself
View from the Vault 2000 Video Himself
ABC in Concert 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: So Far 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Ticket to New Year's Eve Concert 1987 Video documentary Himself
Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead 1981 Video Himself - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead: The Closing of Winterland 1978 TV Movie Himself - Grateful Dead
The Grateful Dead 1977 Documentary Himself
Fillmore 1972 Documentary Performers (as The Grateful Dead)
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series
San Francisco Rock: A Night at the Family Dog 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Grateful Dead (as Billy Kreutzmann)
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Singer

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Magic Trip 2011 Documentary Himself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself

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1 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Grateful Dead)in 1994.

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