Robert Hunter (lyricist), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Robert Hunter (lyricist)

American musician

Date of Birth: 23-Jun-1941

Place of Birth: Arroyo Grande, California, United States

Date of Death: 23-Sep-2019

Profession: writer, poet, singer, translator, songwriter, lyricist, guitarist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Robert Hunter (lyricist)

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  • Christie Hunter (June 23, 1941 – September 23, 2019) was an American lyricist, singer-songwriter, translator, and poet, best known for his work with the Grateful Dead.
  • Born near San Luis Obispo, California, Hunter spent some time in his childhood in foster homes, as a result of his father's abandoning his family, and took refuge in reading and writing.
  • He attended university in Connecticut for a year before returning to Palo Alto, where he became friends with Jerry Garcia.
  • Garcia and Hunter began a collaboration that lasted through the remainder of Garcia's life. Garcia and others formed the Grateful Dead in 1965, and some time later began working with lyrics that Hunter had written.
  • Garcia invited him to join the band as a lyricist, and Hunter contributed substantially to many of their albums, beginning with Aoxomoxoa in 1969.
  • Over the years Hunter wrote lyrics to a number of the band's signature pieces, including "Dark Star", "Ripple", "Truckin'", "China Cat Sunflower", and "Terrapin Station".
  • Hunter was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Grateful Dead in 1994, and is the only non-performer to be inducted as a member of a band.
  • Upon his death, Rolling Stone described him as "one of rock's most ambitious and dazzling lyricists".

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