Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter passed away on September 23rd at the age of 78. While Hunter may not have been a household name, you've felt his impact if you listened to any of the Grateful Dead's music.
Hunter's accomplishments range far and wide cemented by his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a band member of the Grateful Dead, making him the only non-performer honored in that manner.
I came to the Grateful Dead later on in life, but was instantly struck by the depth of the band's lyrics that complemented their music. It spoke on a poetic level yet told a story that had the ability to transport you to another place.