(September 11, 1943- )
Born in Brooklyn, New York
Birth name was Michael Stephen Hartman
Drummer for the Grateful Dead (1967-71,1974-95)
Recorded the solo albums 'Rolling Thunder' (1972), 'At the Edge' (1990), 'Planet Drum' (1991), 'Mickey Hart's Mystery Box' (1996), 'Spirit Into Sound' (2000) and 'The Global Drum Project' (2007)
Why he might be annoying
He would dose his horse and dog with LSD then go riding.
He shot roadie Ramrod Shurtliff in the face with a blank, singing his hair.
While recording a film soundtrack, he did not change clothes for two weeks.
He choked Little Feat's Lowell George when George said that the conga drums on a track sucked.
He owned a python.
He marketed Rainforest Crisp and Rainforest Granola cereals to make eating breakfast 'an environmentally responsible act.'
Why he might not be annoying
He was such a big fan of Tito Puente that he worked as a soda jerk and parking cars at an Atlantic City club to get close to him.
He was a competitive show jumper.
His dad Lenny ripped him (and the rest of the band) off while serving as the Dead's manager.
'Planet Drum' won the first Grammy given for Best World Music Album.
He serves as a musicologist for the American Folklife Center and Library of Congress.
Credit: C. Fishel
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