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Gamma

Gamma was a band formed by guitarist Ronnie Montrose and singer Davey Pattison in San Francisco in 1979.

Night Ranger

Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco that gained popularity during the 1980s. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad "Sister Christian", which peaked at #5 in June 1984.

Jerry Garcia

Jerome John Garcia was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead. Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.

Dead Kennedys

Dead Kennedys are an American punk band formed in 1978. The band became part of the American hardcore punk movement of the early 1980s. They gained a large underground fanbase in the international punk rock community, and were one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

New Riders of the Purple Sage

New Riders of the Purple Sage is an American country rock band. The group emerged from the psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco and its original lineup included several members of the Grateful Dead. Their best known song is "Panama Red".

Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia and space rock, and for live performances of long musical improvisation.

Joe Hicks

Joe Hicks is an American R&B and soul blues singer and songwriter. He found limited success in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Hicks recorded an album for a subsidiary label of Stax Records.

Possessed

Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983. Noted for their fast style of playing and Jeff Becerra's guttural vocals, they are routinely called the first band in the death metal genre.

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