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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1966–present)
Comprising Bob Hite (vocals, harmonica), Al Wilson (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Henry Vestine (guitar), Larry Taylor (bass) and Fito De La Perra (drums), this Los Angeles band’s heyday was between 1966–70, when covers of the Memphis Jug Band’s ‘On The Road Again’ and Henry Thomas’s ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ propelled them up the charts. A teaming with John Lee Hooker, Hooker ’N Heat (1971), is a highlight in a long slide to the oldies circuit, which began with the fatal overdose of Wilson in 1970 and included the death of Hite in 1981.
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