The true legacy of drug abuse; we lose a bit of what makes us smile when our heroes die far too young.
Mick Jagger called Little Feat his favorite band. Lowell George originally did Two Trains, Framed, What Do You Want the Girl to Do and Can't Stand the Rain. The blues was often cited as a big influence on rock musicians of the 60’s and 70’s and I think this was also the case with George. The great book about Lowell, Rock and Roll Doctor, mentions Howlin’ Wolf being a big influence on him. Lowell George, Soundtrack: The Abyss. Top photo: Paul Barrere and Lowell George performing with Little Feat in 1977 (YouTube) Lowell George wrote I've Been the One, Trouble and Cold, Cold, Cold. ... and you’ll hear some of the early blues influences on Little Feat and Lowell George. Es gab keinen Ersatz für ihn nach seinem Tod, keine Stimme schafft es so zu klingen, keiner lässt die Klampfe sliden wie er. Hut ab Lowell, mit "Danke, ich ess es hier" hast Du etwas hinterlassen, was nur ganz wenigen gelingt. The police were not able to directly link the death with substance abuse, but George's rampant drug use caused many to believe that drugs were responsible for his heart failure.\\n\\nWhile it looked as if Little Feat would die with its talisman, the group reformed in 1987, and released Let It Roll (Warner Brothers, 1988) with Craig Fuller taking lead vocal duties. Even Fuller's singing, while not a copy, had haunting echoes of Lowell George. LOWELL GEORGE DIES AT 34 Found Dead In Hotel Room Report: JEFF HAYS IT WAS cruelly ironic that Lowell George, former leader of Little Feat, should die, aged 34, in the Twin Bridges Hotel, Marriott, Arlington, Virginia, across the river from the only town in America that embraced his talent. Lowell George covered Two Trains, Framed, What Do You Want the Girl to Do and Can't Stand the Rain. Yet neither George nor Little Feat has made it into rock's Hall of Fame. He died on June 29, 1979 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. Lowell George and Little Feat never sold many records, but they wowed musicians and their unique sound fostered a hardcore, persistent cult. George's tunes and guitar work popped up on tracks by Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, and Robert Palmer. Lowell George, one of the most creatively important members of the Los Angeles folk‐rock scene, died yesterday morning of a heart attack in a hotel … Lowell George was born on April 13, 1945 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lowell Thomas George. Man, I would love to experience Lowell George live on stage. He was married to Elizabeth Price and Patty Price. Lowell George hat mit Little Feat etwas einzigartiges geschaffen und mußte dies hinter sich lassen, leider viel zu früh. Lowell was the producer of Little Feat’s best albums.