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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 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 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 Phil Lesh and Friends Live at the Warfield, Phil Lesh and Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: June 20, 2006, Nashville, TN, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: June 27, 2006, Asheville, NC, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: June 28, 2006, Raleigh, NC, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: July 2, 2006, Saratoga, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: July 3, 2006, Hartford, CT, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: July 8, 2006, Darien Lakes, NY, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: July 14, 2006, Columbus, OH, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
info Phil Lesh & Friends: Instant Live: July 19, 2006, Kansas City, MO, Phil Lesh & Friends, 2006
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

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 June 2007