Talk:Singer-songwriter Robert Hunter dies, aged 78

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Sources for claims[edit]


  • On Wednesday: NTY2019
  • died at his San Rafael, California home: NYT2019
  • The announcement of his death specified no cause, but his agent specified that Hunter had recently had surgery: NYT2019
  • His family announced his death: RS2019
  • including many of their biggest hits: RS2019 ("early Dead classics")
  • collaborated with Dead associates Mickey Hart and Bruce Hornsby and artists such as Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, and Jim Lauderdale: RS2019, NTY2019
  • Robert Burns on June 23, 1941, in Arroyo Grande, California: NYT2019
  • Hunter took his stepfather's name sometime in his youth: NYT2019
  • met future Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia when the two were teens: NYT2019
  • The duo formed a brief musical partnership that was interrupted: RS2015 (Robert and Jerry)
  • Garcia joining a bluegrass band: RS2015
  • Hunter having personal complications from being a participant in Project MKUltra, a CIA mind control program to test psychedelic drugs on American citizens: NYT2019 (mentions MK-ULTRA)
  • After retreating to New Mexico and continuing to write songs that he would mail to Garcia in the San Francisco Bay Area: RS2019
  • he was invited to collaborate in Garcia's new group, the Grateful Dead: RS2019
  • providing lyrics to songs such as "Dark Star", "Uncle John's Band", and "Truckin'": RS2019, NYT2019 (they call out specific songs, including "Dark Star" in both)
  • He continued as a solo performer, releasing several albums and occasionally touring into the 2010s: NYT2019, RS2019
  • He also wrote for other artists, including co-writing several songs on folk rock musician Bob Dylan's 2009 release Together Through Life: RS2019
  • Hunter is survived by his wife Maureen: NYT2019

OK, this is a new notation style (for me at least), but I noticed when I changed the date of the article to September 25 (for UTC), the article claims he died Wednesday. It is not yet Wednesday in any US territory I am aware of and definitely not in California. --SVTCobra 01:10, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

@SVTCobra: Both sources for the death state promptly that he died Monday night. I've corrected the word in the article (treating it as I would in a review, though if I end up reviewing this I'd keep that in mind in the tally of how much leeway I've used up). --Pi zero (talk) 01:20, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

Review of revision 4516086 [Passed][edit]