Robert Hunter

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Birthday
23, 1941
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 23, 2019 (78)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1941
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Sep 23, 2019 (78)

About

Guitarist and lyricist best known for his longtime collaboration with jam band The Grateful Dead. Though he did not normally perform live with the band, he co-wrote many of their most famous songs, including "Dark Star".

Before Fame

He was a voluntary "guinea pig" for the testing of psychedelic drugs at Stanford University in the early 60's.

Trivia

He also worked closely with Bob Dylan, co-writing every song but one on the folk legend's 2009 album 'Together Through Life'.

Family Life

His birth name was Robert Burns.

Associated With

He was a childhood friend of Grateful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia.