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Canned Heat

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Canned Heat are an American blues and rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The group has been noted for its efforts to promote interest in blues. After appearances at the Monterey and Woodstock festivals at the end of the 1960s, the band acquired worldwide fame. The music and attitude of Canned Heat attracted a large following and established the band as one of the popular acts of the hippie era.

The first big live appearance of Canned Heat was at the Monterey Pop Festival on June 17, 1967. A picture of the band taken at the performance was featured on the cover of Down Beat where an article complimented their playing: "Technically, Vestine and Wilson are quite possibly the best two-guitar team in the world and Wilson has certainly become our finest white blues harmonica man. Together with powerhouse vocalist Bob Hite, they performed the country and Chicago blues idiom so skillfully and naturally that the question of which race the music belongs to becomes totally irrelevant." Canned Heat's popularity has endured in some European countries and Australia.
Canned Heat's recent studio albums include Boogie 2000 (1999), and Friends In The Can (2003), which features various guests, including John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Trout, Corey Stevens, Roy Rogers, Mandel,Larry Taylor and Vestine. Eric Clapton and Dr. John made guest appearances on the Christmas Album (2007).

The current line-up of Canned Heat features only one of the original or classic-era members of the band no other than Adolfo "Fito" de la Parra on drums.

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