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Grateful Dead Lyricist Recalls Jerry Garcia's Last Days


. (Classic Rock) Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter recalls being "alarmed" by Jerry Garcia's kind words in the days leading up to the mainman's death. The pair's collaboration on 1993 song Days Between had them both excited about what the future might hold.

But when Garcia phoned him in 1995 to set up their next writing session, there was something unusual about his tone. Hunter tells Rolling Stone: "Jerry had been into rehab again. He called me up - he was going to come over and we were going to get writing again.

"He said some wonderful stuff that was very uncharacteristic of him. He said, 'Your words never stuck in my throat.' Jerry didn't tend to talk like that. There was something possibly, slightly alarming about it - because he was dead within a week or so after that." Read more here.

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