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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:46 PM

Grateful Dead Lyricist & Political Activist John Perry Barlow 1947 2018

Grateful Dead lyricist as well as Electronic Frontier Foundation and Freedom Of The Press Foundation co-founder John Perry Barlow has died today at age 70. The sad news was first passed on by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev, who featured Barlow in his 2017 Long Strange Trip Grateful Dead documentary, and confirmed by the EFF. John Perry Barlow had been dealing with one health issue after another in recent years and died in his sleep.

JPB became fascinated with the online world following his joining the WELL in 1986. Four years later he founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit digital rights group. Mitch Kapor and John Gilmore were Barlow’s co-founder of the organization, which to this day works to preserve civil liberties on the internet. The organization also provides tutorials and other services designed to promote safe online communications. John Perry Barlow more recently was part of the 2012 formation of the Freedom Of The Press (FPF) Foundation. The organization’s mission includes “promoting and funding aggressive, public-interest journalism focused on exposing mismanagement, corruption, and law-breaking in government.”

John Perry Barlow is survived by his wife Elaine and their three daughters. The JamBase Team sends its condolences to the Barlows as well as JPB’s friends and family.

https://www.jambase.com/article/john-perry-barlow-grateful-dead-lyricist-died

“Brave the storm to come; for it surely looks like rain...”

Rest easy; dear friend...

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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:50 PM

1. RIP John

thanks for all you did

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:53 PM

2. Sad news...

For the Dead community and especially Bobby- RIP

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:54 PM

3. Truck on, JP. You did good.

REALLY good.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:55 PM

4. "Estimated Prophet" - Barlow co-wrote this with Bob Weir

". . .My time coming, any day, don't worry about me, no. . ."




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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 06:56 PM

5. K&R...

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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 07:01 PM

6. Rest easy...

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Wed Feb 7, 2018, 07:22 PM

7. Damn.

drum solo just for John.

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