Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead.
His tireless study of the world's music led Mickey to many great teachers and collaborators, including his partners in Planet Drum: Zakir Hussain, Babatunde Olatunji, and Airto Moreira. Planet Drum's self-titled album hit #1 on the Billboard World Music chart and received the Grammy for Best World Music Album in 1991—the first Grammy ever awarded in the category. Hart last released the Global Drum Project in 2007, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album.
Mickey has been honored repeatedly for his contributions. The Grateful Dead was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2007, along with the other members of the Grateful Dead, Mickey received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
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