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Celebrate Robert Hunter’s birthday with selections of live performances from the famed Grateful Dead lyricist.
In honor of acclaimed Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter’s birthday today, here’s a look at his unreleased late-70s album ‘Alligator Moon.’
Watch the first installment in our bonus series of covers honoring the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary.
We celebrate the birthday of performer and Grateful Dead lyricist by sharing his first performance in over a decade.
Watch the Grateful Dead lyricist perform with his band at the Capitol Theatre in 1978.
Robert Hunter shares a number of fascintating tidbits including “Touch Of Grey’s” connection to cocaine in a new interview.
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About Robert Hunter
Robert Hunter is best known as a non-performing lyricist for the Grateful Dead. He is also a recording artist in his own right, a poet, and a translator. Hunter began contributing lyrics to the Dead at the invitation of his friend, Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia, as of the group’s third album, Aoxomoxoa, in 1969. Since then, he wrote some of the Dead’s most memorable words, including “Truckin'” (“What a long, strange trip it’s been”) and the 1987 comeback hit “Touch of Grey.” Hunter began recording solo albums on the Dead’s record label in 1974 and continued sporadically since.
Stream audio, read a recap and check out the setlists from Phish’s Camp Oswego festival, which came to a close on this date in 1999.
John Popper with Twidde and Cory Wong with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are among the collaborative sets that have been added to the 2019 LOCKN’ lineup.
Greensky Bluegrass recruited members of the Jon Stickley Trio for “Casual Wednesday” shenanigans at The NorVa in Norfolk.
Phish unveiled pro-shot video of the 38-minute “Ruby Waves” from Sunday night at Alpine Valley in East Troy, Wisconsin.
Nationals Park will host a Grateful Dead Night in August when the Washington Nationals take on the Cincinnati Reds.