John Perry Barlow spent his amazing life wearing many hats, with countless contributions and published works as a poet, essayist, social, political, and cyberspace activist, and even a Wyoming cattle rancher. It’s Barlow’s lyrics, however, which will enshrine him in the hearts of Grateful Dead fans for generations to come. His poetic contributions with frequent songwriting partner 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 in February 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 take the stage.

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

Today, October 3rd, 2019, would have been Barlow’s 72nd birthday. Fans can celebrate Barlow’s incredible life and work by scrolling down to enjoy a mix of Grateful Dead performances of songs to which he contributed lyrics.

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” – 6/17/91

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Grateful Dead – “Looks Like Rain” – 3/28/81

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Grateful Dead – “The Music Never Stopped” – 10/29/80

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Grateful Dead – “Lost Sailor” > “Saint Of Circumstance” – 10/30/80

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Happy Birthday, Barlow! We’re forever Grateful…