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Robert M. Petersen Discography

This is a discography of recordings that include songs with lyrics by Robert M. Petersen. Petersen provided lyrics for four Grateful Dead songs; New Potato Caboose, Unbroken Chain, Pride of Cucamonga and Revolutionary Hamstrung Blues.

Robert Petersen was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1936. He appears to have lived a life 'on the road' with periods hopping freights, playing jazz saxophone and in a vocational institution. He 'deposited' his poetry with Phil Lesh, Alan Trist and possibly others from the mid-1960's onward. A privately printed volume of his work, Far Away Radios, was distributed by the Grateful Dead office from 1980 onward. Robert Petersen died in 1987. A collection of his poetry, Alleys Of The Heart was published in 1988.

Additions, corrections and comments are welcome


Recordings that include songs with lyrics by Robert Petersen

info Anthem Of The Sun, Grateful Dead, 1968
info Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel, Grateful Dead, 1974
info The Grateful Dead / Anthem Of The Sun, Grateful Dead, 1976?
info Wake Of The Flood / From The Mars Hotel, Grateful Dead, 1977?
info Two From The Vault, Grateful Dead, 1992
info Code Of The West, Joe Gallant and Illuminati, 1994
info Blue Light Rain, Jazz Is Dead, 1998
info Love Will See You Through, Highlights Volume One, Phil Lesh and Friends, 1999
info Stolen Roses, Various Artists, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, Grateful Dead, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), Grateful Dead, 2001
info Grateful Dead Download Series Vol. 6: 3/17/68, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969 Bonus Disc, Grateful Dead, 2005
info Deadgrass, Deadgrass, 2005
info Grateful Dead From The Mars Hotel, 2006 (exp CD)
info Go Ride the Music and West Pole (DVD), Various Artists, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom Bonus CD, Grateful Dead, 2009
info Fall Be Kind EP, Animal Collective, 2009
info Flashback With The Grateful Dead, 2011
info The Best Of The Grateful Dead, 2015
info Fare Thee Well July 3, 4 & 5 2015 Complete Box, 2015
info Fare Thee Well July 5, 2015
info 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set, 2015

Post Grateful Dead concert recordings that include songs with lyrics by Robert Petersen

info Saratoga Springs, NY, June 20, The Dead, 2003
info Mansfield, MA, June 22, The Dead, 2003
info Camden, NJ, June 28, The Dead, 2003
info Ft Lauderdale, FL, July 29, The Dead, 2003
info Indianapolis, IN, August 5, The Dead, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 10, The Dead, 2003
info Oakland, CA, December 30, The Dead, 2004
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, 2004
info San Francisco, CA, February 9, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 15, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Morrison, CO, June 19, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Sacramento, CA, June 27, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Portland, OR, July 2, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info St.Louis, MO, July 23, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info East Troy, WI, July 24, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Detroit, MI, July 27, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 10, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Wantagh, NY, August 13, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Charlotte, NC, August 18, 2004, The Dead, 2004
info Live at the Warfield, Phil Lesh and Friends, 2006
info June 20, 2006, Nashville, TN, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: June 27, 2006, Asheville, NC, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: June 28, 2006, Raleigh, NC, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: July 2, 2006, Saratoga, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: July 3, 2006, Hartford, CT, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: July 8, 2006, Darien Lakes, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: July 14, 2006, Columbus, OH, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: July 19, 2006, Kansas City, MO, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info December 8, 2009, New York, NY, Further, 2009
info December 9, 2009, New York, NY, Further, 2009
info December 11, 2009, Wallingford, CT, Further, 2009
info December 30, 2009, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2009
info February 9, 2010, Ashville, NC, Further, 2010
info February 14, 2010, Ithaca, NY, Further, 2010
info February 20, 2010, Utica, NY, Further, 2010
info February 26, 2010, Uncasville, CT, Further, 2010
info February 27, 2010, Atlantic City, NJ, Further, 2010
info March 3, 2010, Chicago, IL, 2010, Further, 2010
info March 5, 2010, Denver, CO, Further, 2010
info May 28, 2010, Angels Camp, CA, Further, 2010
info May 29, 2010, Angels Camp, CA, Further, 2010
info June 25, 2010, Rochester, NY, Further, 2010
info June 27, 2010, Brooklyn, NY, Further, 2010
info June 29, 2010, Jim Thorpe, PA, Further, 2010
info July 3, 2010, Herkimer, NY, Further, 2010
info July 5, 2010, Stroudsburg, PA, Further, 2010
info July 11, 2010, Philadelphia, PA, Further, 2010
info July 29, 2010, New York, NY, Further, 2010
info August 14, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2010
info September 18, 2010, Redmond, WA, Further, 2010
info September 21, 2010, Los Angeles, CA, Further, 2010
info September 25, 2010, Morrison, CO, Further, 2010
info November 11, 2010, St. Louis, MO, Further, 2010
info November 13, 2010, Chicago, IL, Further, 2010
info November 17, 2010, Baltimore, MD, Further, 2010
info November 21, 2010, New York, NY, Further, 2010
info December 31, 2010, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2010
info February 13, 2011, Broomfield, CO, Further, 2011
info March 10, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info March 12, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info March 15, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info March 17, 2011, Fairfax, VA, Further, 2011
info March 27, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info March 30, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA, Further, 2011
info April 2, 2011, Charleston, SC, Further, 2011
info April 5, 2011, Orlando, FL, Further, 2011
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA, Further, 2011
info July 17, 2011, Wantagh, NY, Further, 2011
info July 19, 2011, Saratoga Springs, NY, Further, 2011
info July 21, 2011, Mansfield, MA, Further, 2011
info July 24, 2011, Holmdel, NJ, Further, 2011
info July 26, 2011, Canandaigua, NY, Further, 2011
info July 31, 2011, Alpharetta, GA, Further, 2011
info Sept 23, 2011, Eugene, OR, Further, 2011
info Sept 25, 2011, Eugene, OR, Further, 2011
info October 2, 2011, Morrison, CO, Further, 2011
info October 6, 2011, Los Angeles, CA, Further, 2011
info October 7, 2011, Monterey, CA, Further, 2011
info November 3, 2011, Manchester, NH, Further, 2011
info November 4, 2011, Portland, ME, Further, 2011
info November 10, 2011, New York, NY, Further, 2011
info November 18, 2011, Rosemont, IL, Further, 2011
info November 19, 2011, Madison, WI, Further, 2011
info December 29, 2011, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2011
info December 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2011
info April 10, 2012, New York, NY, Further, 2012
info April 13, 2012, New York, NY, Further, 2012
info April 20, 2012, Live Oak, Further, 2012
info July 7, 2012, Philadelphia, PA, Further, 2012
info July 10, 2012, Alpharetta, GA, Further, 2012
info July 13, 2012, Brooklyn, NY, Further, 2012
info July 14, 2012, Brooklyn, NY, Further, 2012
info July 18, 2012, Rochester Hills, MI, Further, 2012
info September 22, 2012, Morrison, CO, Further, 2012
info September 30, 2012, Mountain View, CA, Further, 2012
info October 2, 2012, San Diego, CA, Further, 2012
info October 6, 2012, Los Angeles, CA, Further, 2012
info October 7, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA, Further, 2012
info December 29, 2012, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2012
info December 31, 2012, San Francisco, CA, Further, 2012
info January 18, 2013, Mill Valley, CA, Further, 2013
info January 19, 2013, Mill Valley, CA, Further, 2013
info February 24, 2013, Broomfield, CO, Further, 2013
info April 17, 2013, Port Chester, NY, Further, 2013
info April 20, 2013, Port Chester, NY, Further, 2013
info April 25, 2013, Port Chester, NY, Further, 2013
info July 11, 2013, Brooklyn, NY, Further, 2013
info July 14, 2013, Cooperstown, NY, Further, 2013
info September 6, 2013, Arrington, VA, Further, 2013
info September 20, 2013, Morrison, CO, Further, 2013
info September 21, 2013, Morrison, CO, Further, 2013
info September 27, 2013, Berkeley, CA, Further, 2013
info October 2, 2013, Las Vegas, NV, Further, 2013
info October 6, 2013, Los Angeles, CA, Further, 2013
info April 5, 2014, Port Chester, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2014
info April 11, 2014, Port Chester, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2014
info April 20, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2014
info May 29, 2014, Port Chester, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2014

Books by Robert Petersen

info Far Away Radios, Robert M. Petersen, 1980
info Alleys of the Heart : The Collected Poems of Robert M. Petersen, 1988

Last updated November 2015