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Lowell George

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Lowell Thomas George or Lowell George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, who was lead vocalist and frontman in the rock band Little Feat.

Lowell George’s first band, The Factory, formed in 1965. Members included future Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward (he replaced Dallas Taylor in Sept 1966), and Martin Kibbee (a.k.a. Fred Martin) who would later co-write several Little Feat songs with George, including “Dixie Chicken” and “Rock & Roll Doctor”. Frank Zappa produced two tracks for The Factory. Following the disbanding of The Factory, George briefly joined the band The Standells. There followed a few months in late 1968 to early 1969 where George was a member of Zappa’s band, The Mothers of Invention.

After leaving the Mothers of Invention, George invited fellow musicians to form a new band, which they named Little Feat. As Feat’s primary motive force and chief songwriter, he sang, played slide guitar and produced much of their output of eight albums…plus “Hoy Hoy,” a collection of live recordings and studio outtakes released posthumously. Recorded one amazing solo LP. Died at the age of 34. An autopsy showed that he died of an accidental drug overdose.

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  • Drazba

    Loved that coke a little too much/such a shame/huge talent

    29 Nov 2013 Reply
  • pepganzo

    Try to change little feat's image profile! http://www.lastfm.it/music/Little+Feat/+images/67147966, vote it up

    26 Feb 2012 Reply
  • lottadogs

    Love L.G.

    10 May 2011 Reply
  • cmonkeysb

    Such a talented man. I will never forget the benefit concert for George's family held shortly after his death at the Forum in Los Angeles... Little Feat, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Nicolette Larson...it was a wonderful tribute. I still miss him.

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • naharper

    Well they couldn't tag it as blue-eyed soul, his eyes are closed. Hyuk. But yeah, it's stupid.

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Crustclock

    what kind of tag is 'neo soul'? Is Marvin Gaye's 80's work 'neo soul'? Why do people have a problem with calling white music 'soul'?

    27 May 2009 Reply
  • mazeo1

    does anyone have a copy of 'thanks i'll eat it here' they could post?

    5 Feb 2009 Reply
  • quinn_theeskimo

    God bless you, Lowell !

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • AKDoc

    The Man !!

    7 Aug 2008 Reply
  • ECash

    Jesus what a depressing artist description...

    8 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Don_Diego

    The rock and roll doctor: dead at 34.

    1 Dec 2006 Reply