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Introduced in 1966, the team "Canned heat" was created by historians and collectors of blues records of the genre by Alan Wilson, nicknamed " The Blind Owl " and Bob "The Bear" Hite.
The band`s name was borrowed from one of the Haight records Tommy Johnson in 1928. The project has received worldwide recognition and occupied a niche in the history of rock `n` roll after performing at "Monterey Pop Festival" in 1967 and hedlaynerskogo concert at the legendary Woodstock festival. By this time the composition of the "Canned heat" has found some stability. In addition to Bob and Alan in the team including former member of "Mothers of invention" Henry "Sunflower" Vestayn experienced a session bassist Larry " The Mole " Taylor, who played previously with Jerry Lee Lewis, and " the Monkees ", and drummer Adolfo "Fito " de la Parra pounding before in the popular Latin American gangs "Los Sinners" and "Los Hooligans"."Canned heat" invented their own unique mix of boogie, blues and rock and filed this example of a myriad of followers. Such things they have got to the Top 40 as "On the road again", "Let`s work together", and "Going up the country" have become worldwide anthems and later became the unofficial theme of the film Woodstock. Canned heatS outset "Canned heat" engaged in the popularization of blues, bringing it to the masses. The group`s second album, "Boogie with Canned heat", which included the hit "On the road again" and the 12 - minute version of "Fried hockey boogie", made the audience recognize hippie musicians boogie kings. The third record, "Living the blues, with a 19 - minute tour- de-swagger "Parthenogenesis" looked more experimental, but this did not prevent the composition "Goin` up the country" to take first place in 25 countries. By the way, the original of this thing was written by Henry Thomas, and was called "Bulldozer blues", and Wilson, saving motive, wrote to her new words."Canned heat" could easily boast a collaboration with John Mayall, Little Richard and his idol John Lee Hooker. With the last of them, they recorded the disc "Hooker`n`Heat" in 1971, and in 1990 - m took part in the creation of his album "The healer". However, the musicians worked not only with stars ,but also helped to return to the scene of a forgotten bluesmen such as Sannilend Slim, Skip James, Clarence Brown.
Canned heat3 October 1970 the band received a serious blow when he graduated from suicide Alan Wilson. His death sparked a series of personnel changes that did not stop the next two decades. Incidentally,a tragic accident with Uilsonomokazalsya not only for "Canned heat". April 5, 1981 of a heart attack died vocalist Bob Hite, and October 20, 1997 Henry died Vestayn. However, despite all these sad loss, "Canned heat" stood up and led by Fito de la Parra, continues to play to this day. Since 1967, the team toured relentlessly around the world. Musicians took such famous sites as the "Olympia", "Fillmore Auditoriums", "The Kaleidoscope", "Carnegie Hall", "Madison Square Garden" and even the "Royal Albert Hall". In addition, none of the gang could not in the world boast such a number of appearances on bayk-festivals like "Canned heat".
Music band sounded in films such as "Woodstock", "Flashback", "Forrest Gump", and hits the "On the road again", "Goin` up the country", "Let`s walk together" used in brands such as advertising "Miller", "Pepsi", "Heineken", "Chevrolet", "McDonalds", "Levi`s" and others. One of the latest creations of the collective ,"Friends in the can", published in 2003. On this album, the rooms have been gathered, reflecting cooperation "Canned heat" with other artists throughout their careers.