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A true American poet. Most famous as the lyricist for a large number of Grateful Dead songs and of other projects of the members, in special his old friend Jerry Garcia, since 1968. Hunter also writes poetry, novels and plays (folk) music on his own, having released his first album, Tales of the Great Rum Runners, in 1974, supported by members of the Dead. Some of the songs he wrote to sing were later played by the band, some of… read more

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  • Avatar for TheFatChocobo
    Can't help but echo all these comments: as far as I'm concerned, Robert Hunter and Bob Dylan are alone at the top, the very very top. No wonder they would choose to work together!
  • Avatar for Seederman
    Arguably one of the 3 or 4 best American lyricists ever, and a heckuva nice guy on top.
  • Avatar for DeadKinks
    You'll have to forgive me, Mr. Zimmerman, you're great, but "the poet" oughta be Robert Hunter.
  • Avatar for jackoroses
    Terrapin let me rise, let me fall, let me climb, let me crawl but let me in Accept this fan as a token of what I meant to do for I really do love you.
  • Avatar for Rodiero
    Please, check it out [url=/group/JERRY-GARCIA]JERRY-GARCIA GROUP[/url], new members are welcome!
  • Avatar for nativewaiter
    I can't believe how all these Deadhead try-hards hardly bother about Robert Hunter's albums. He's a true American poet, for fuck's sake!
  • Avatar for smurf0073
    under rated.
  • Avatar for tomhaney
    Robert Hunter - a 20th century treasure.

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