Robert Hunter

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Birthday
23, 1941
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
23, 1941 (age 77)
Birthplace
California

About

Guitarist and lyricist best known for his longtime collaboration with jam band The Grateful Dead. Though he does not normally perform live with the band, he has co-written 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 has 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 is Robert Burns.

Associated With

He is a childhood friend of Greatful Dead frontman Jerry Garcia.