Music Diary – 3rd September

Welcome back to my Music Diary – today for the 3rd Sepetmber!

Al Wilson (Canned Heat)

Alan Christie Wilson (4th July 1943 – 3rd September 1970)

 

On the 3rd September 1970, Alan Christie Wilson aka Al „Blind Owl“ Wilson was found dead in his home in Los Angeles. The member of  the legendary Blues/Boogie/Rock band Canned Heat died at the age of 27. Wilson was guitarist, harmonica player, singer and a founder member of the group and wrote one of the biggest hits for Canned Heat: „Gonig up the Country„. This track became the unofficial theme song of Woodstock.

The album „Hooker ‚N Heat is a double album released by Canned Heat with John Lee Hooker in 1971. It’s the last studio album featuring Alan Wilson. The photo for the cover was taken after Wilson’s death, but his framed picture can be seen on the wall.

Buy recommendations (Europe/Germany):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

Buy recommendations (USA):

Canned Heat - Canned Heat (1967) Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat (1968) Canned Heat - Living the Blues (1968) Canned Heat - Future Blues (1970) Canned Heat - Vintage (1970) Canned Heat & John Lee Hooker - Hooker'n'Heat (1970)

 

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