|#||Release title||Total tracks||Type of release is||Imprint date||Label|
|1||Bring Me My Shotgun||9||Audio||Brigand Records|
|2||Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions - Live At The Top Of The Tangent, 1964||18||Audio||1999||Grateful Dead Records|
|3||Ain't It Crazy||10||Audio||1995||Haight Street Records|
|4||Bring Me My Shotgun||16||Audio||1995||Capricorn Records (2)|
September 8, 1945 – March 8, 1973
McKernan was born in San Bruno, California to an R&B DJ. He became a fixture on the San Francisco coffee house scene that spawned the Grateful Dead and their contemporaries, going on to play in every recording incarnation of the band. Over the years Pigpen contributed vocals, Hammond organ, harmonica, percussion and some guitar. His heavy drinking led to severe health problems beginning in 1970, which forced him to perform only intermittently. He joined the band on the Europe '72 tour but had to quit touring upon returning home. He died of a gastrointestinal hemorrhage the following Spring.