John Perry Barlow spent his amazing life wearing many hats, with countless contributions and published works as a poet and essayist, a social, political, and cyberspace activist, and even a Wyoming cattle rancher. It was Barlow’s song lyrics, however, which will enshrine him in the hearts of Grateful Dead fans for generations to come. His poetic contributions with frequent songwriting partner and friend Bob Weir directly fueled the Dead machine for nearly three decades with some of the group’s most beloved hits.

While Barlow departed this physical existence—”Meatspace,” as he was known to call it—at the age of 70 on February 7th, 2018, Deadheads and music fans around the world still enjoy the late songwriter’s contributions to the Grateful Dead universe any time the surviving members of the band or tribute acts play them live.

Related: Watch Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, Steve Kimock, Jay Lane, & More Honor John Perry Barlow At Sweetwater

Fans can celebrate Barlow’s incredible life and work on the anniversary of his transition to another plane of existence by scrolling down to enjoy a mix of Grateful Dead performances of the songs that he helped write over the years.

Grateful Dead – “Cassidy” – 6/17/91

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Grateful Dead – “Estimated Prophet” – 7/8/90
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Grateful Dead – “Hell In A Bucket” – 7/7/89
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Grateful Dead – “I Need A Miracle” – 12/31/78
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Grateful Dead – “Looks Like Rain” – 3/28/81
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Grateful Dead – “Feel Like A Stranger” – 6/26/93
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Grateful Dead – “Let It Grow” – 7/16/90
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Grateful Dead – “Blow Away” – 7/7/89

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Grateful Dead – “My Brother Esau” – 7/24/1987
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Grateful Dead – The Music Never Stopped – 4/27/77
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Grateful Dead – “Lost Sailor” > “Saint Of Circumstance” – 10/30/80
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Sail on, Barlow! We’re forever Grateful…