Monday, December 2, 2019

Music Deaths: Robert Hunter of Grateful Dead


ROBERT HUNTER, 78

Died 23 September 2019

Singer, songwriter and lyricist with the Grateful Dead.

Born Robert Burns and reportedly was great-great grandson of Romantic poet Robert Burns.  When his mother remarried, he took the name of his step-father.  Became friends with Jerry Garcia before the Grateful Dead was formed.

Wrote the words to many Grateful Dead hits, including:

Box of Rain
Casey Jones
Friend of the Devil
Scarlet Begonias
Shakedown Street
St. Stephen
Sugaree
Sugar Magnolia
Terrapin Station
Touch of Grey
Truckin'
Uncle Jon's Band

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