Howard Wales

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Howard Wales (February 8, 1943 — December 7, 2020) was an American rock jazz keyboardist. He was best known for his works with Jerry Garcia in the early 1970s.[1][2] He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His works include 1970 Grateful Dead album American Beauty. He played organ on the songs "Truckin'" and "Candyman", and piano on "Brokedown Palace".

Wales died on December 7, 2020 in Redding, California from a cerebral hemorrhage, aged 77.[3][4][5]

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  1. Kielty, Martin (December 8, 2020). "Jerry Garcia Collaborator Howard Wales Dead at 77". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  2. Bloom, Steve (December 7, 2020). "RIP Howard Wales: Jerry Garcia's Jazz Partner on 'Hooteroll' Album". CelebStoner. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  3. Whiting, Sam (December 8, 2020). "Howard Wales, Pianist Who Played with the Grateful Dead, Dies at 77". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  4. Ankeny, Jason. "Howard Wales: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2020.
  5. Kahn, Andy (December 7, 2020). "In Memoriam: Keyboardist Howard Wales". JamBase. Retrieved December 7, 2020.