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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
Friend of the Devil
Touch of Grey
Uncle Jon's Band