Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Years Active: 1965–present
Genres: Blues-rock, Boogie Rock, Southern Rock, Blues
Canned Heat is a blues-rock/boogie-rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965 when two blues enthusiasts, Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, began to play as a duo together. After impressive performances during the mid to late 1960s, in particular the duo's Woodstock performance, Wilson and Hite had cultivated a large fan base and expanded to a five-piece outfit. The band consisted of Hite on vocals, Wilson on guitar, harmonica and vocals, Henry Vestine on lead guitar, Larry Taylor on bass, and Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra on drums. Canned Heat began to perform at many musical festivals that took place during the 1960s and became an audience favorite with their electrifying stage perf...
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