Share this: Print; Related. Hite was among 80 men aboard 16 B-25 bombers whose mission was to strike Japan in April 1942.
All rights reserved. Their original bass player was Stuart Brotman who later emerged in the US band Kaleidoscope, alongside David Lindley, he was soon replaced by Mark Andes (who later co-founded Spirit), before New Yorker, Samuel Larry Taylor came in as permanent bassist; he had served his apprenticeship with the likes of Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis, as well as playing on several of the Monkees hits. David Thatcher. ‘Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’: A Sublime Album Shaking Serious Action, “I Don’t Do Things For The Sake Of It”: Marc Almond Talks Collaborations, ‘Raditude’: Weezer’s Hook-Heavy Ode To Youth, ‘Spiceworld’: How Spice Girls Achieved Complete Global Domination, ‘Keep The Faith’: How Bon Jovi Revitalised Their Sound For A New Decade, Drake Breaks New Record With ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’, Watch Adeline’s Funky Cover Of John Lennon’s ‘Cold Turkey’, Shawn Mendes Joins Line-Up For BBC’s ‘Children In Need’ Appeal, Steven Wilson To Guest On ‘Space Rocks’ Uplink, Justin Bieber Set To Perform At 2020 E! The band somehow carried on with Taylor and De La Parra, guitarist Junior Watson (late of the Mighty Flyers) and Walter Trout. Legal Statement.
In 1968, Cook had been replaced by De La Parra who hailed from Mexico City and it was soon after the band began to have hits with their unique blues sound. A group of roadies put Hite in a van and drove him to bandmate Fito de la Parra's home, where he died.
His nickname was "The Bear", and was recognized by his booming gritty voice. “The Woodstock performance which although there were a couple of tunes which weren’t too good, ‘Going Up The Country’ was one of them, there were some which were killers, stone killers.” – Bob Hite. He was liberated by American troops in 1945. Then Bob Hite died on 5 April 1981, which ended that chapter in the band’s history. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. I stayed in Bob Hite'sdriveway in my 1949 Pontiac in 1970 that I drove from Boston.Al Wilson was from Arlington and good friends with my brother who was interviewing what was left of the Manson family at nearby Chatsworth.The house I remember was a one story 'camp' probably 20 yrs old at the time.I do have photos of Hite,Ventine,&Wilson. In the spring of ‘69 ‘Time Was’ went to No.67 on the Billboard charts. When asked by Hefner what kind of animal Hite would be if he were an animal, Wagner claimed he'd be a bear. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Originally formed in 1965 as a jug band, they took their name from Tommy Johnson’s Canned Heat Blues. So sorry that such great talent leaves us so early and young. He produced the John Lee Hooker and Canned Heat album, Hooker 'N Heat (1971).
One of his three daughters, Cindy Hite, also worked in radio news and is now a radio host at Legends Radio 100.3 FM in Palm Beach County, FL. Robert Ernest Hite (February 26, 1943 – April 5, 1981) was the co-lead vocalist of the American blues-rock band Canned Heat, from 1965 to his death in 1981. 5.9K likes. In 1965, aged 22, Hite formed a band with Wilson. His nickname was "The Bear", and was recognized by his booming gritty voice. In case you didn’t know he was the singer with Canned Heat, a band who owed so much of their success to their appearance at Woodstock, yet the fact that they appeared at all was a matter of luck, along with the gentle art of persuasion. Canned Heat lives on. Harvey Mandel was drafted into the band only to find that drummer Adolpho ‘Fito’ de la Parra felt they didn’t have sufficient time to rehearse for Woodstock, so he also left the band. Hite was invited to talk with Hugh Hefner after the performance, along with other guests Sonny and Cher, Vic Damone, Dick Shawn and Larry Storch. Bob The Bear Hite was a crucial part of the West Coast Blues revival of the late 1960 s. Along with fellow musicologist Alan Blind Owl Wilson, he helped formed the first incarnation of the legendary Canned Heat as a Jug Band. While the attack inflicted only scattered damage, it was credited with boosting American morale while shaking Japan's confidence and prompting strategy shifts less than five months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Canned Heat appeared on a November 1969 episode of Playboy After Dark. You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter! Bob Hite recently returned to Tampa to help celebrate Gayle’s upcoming retirement. Henry Vestine, the former Mothers Of Invention guitarist, quit Canned Heat just two days before the festival gig following a fight with bass player, Larry Taylor at the Fillmore West. Mutual Fund and ETF data provided by Refinitiv Lipper. Follow the Canned Heat Best Of playlist here. Hite performed with Canned Heat at Woodstock in August 1969. Vestine joined soon after and this trio formed the core of Canned Heat. Before the show, he and his wife Susan, another hopeless drug addict and alcoholic, had injected a gram of cocaine apiece before scouring their ramshackle apartment for anything else they could ingest to numb the pain. Hite died at a Hospice in West Palm Beach, Florida at age 86. He wanted his ashes to be scattered in a crater on the dark side of the moon named after his father, a noted astrophysicist. Tags: Adolpho de la Parra Al "The Bear" Hite Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson Canned heat Harvey Mandel Henry "Sunflower" Vestine Hooker 'n' Heat John Lee Hooker Larry "The Mole" Taylor record collecting The Blues The Rolling stones. Woodstock Boogie was very much a jam lasting close to 15 minutes, including the obligatory drum solo; it was a reworking of Fried Hockey Boogie from Boogie With Canned Heat. Bob Hite retired from WFLA-TV eight years ago. In 1951, he returned to active duty during the Korean War and served overseas before relief from active duty in 1955. ©2020 FOX News Network, LLC. Eight Raiders were captured and three were executed; one more died in captivity and three others were killed after crash-landing or ditching at sea. In the Palomino’s yard, a man who will later be identified as a former Israeli tank commander sidles up to Hite. All rights reserved. In September 1970, AI Wilson was found dead from a barbiturates overdose in Bob Hite’s Topanga Canyon garden. His son, Bob Hite, Jr., was senior anchor at WFLA-TV in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida from 1977 until his retirement in November 2007. The gold medal will go on display at the museum near Dayton, joining an exhibit depicting the launch from an aircraft carrier of the Raiders' 1942 attack. or redistributed. The band had been working with the blues legend on an album that became Hooker ‘N’ Heat. Hite told her she got it right, that people called him "The Bear." Your email address will not be published. Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders," died Sunday at 95. The Raiders will be honored with the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in Washington, then present it on April 18 -- the 73rd anniversary of the raid -- to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
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