Personalities | Canned Heat | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1967–present)

Much of this good-time blues outfit’s allure lay in the disparate natures of its late front men: jocular Bob ‘Bear’ Hite (vocals) and intense Al ‘Blind Owl’ Wilson (vocals, harmonica, guitar). 1968’s Boogie With Canned Heat and its attendant ‘On The Road Again’ hit established them as a world-class act. ‘Goin’ Up The Country’ and 1970’s ‘Let’s Work Together’ were also smashes, but the group became more renowned for reliable entertainment at outdoor festivals under the leadership of long-time drummer Fito de la Parra.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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