Robert Hunter and The Grateful Dead.
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 ever 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.”
My friend Elijah Funk, co-founder of Online Ceramics and a beautiful person, just sent me this image he did. A picture says a thousand words.
Elijah also sent me this, Patti Smith reading Dark Star
Thank you Robert. I bet you’re smiling, knowing that young brothers and sisters like Elijah are carrying on.