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Blind Owl

Very little people remember Alan Wilson. But besides Janis Joplin, he and his blues band Canned Heat were among the few that appeared on both ground breaking festivals of Monterey and Woodstock. He was a shy, unattractive man and wore thick glasses - it were those glasses that got him his nickname: Blind Owl. A great harmonica player he was and he had a strange falsetto voice - it can be heard on his two most famous songs: On The Road Again and Going Up The Country. On September 3, 1970, a month before Janis Joplin's death and two weeks before Jimi Hendrix died, he joined the infamous Club Of 27 and was found overdosed in Topanga Canyon. His bandmates Bob Hite (overdose) and Henry Vestine (cancer) followed him in the years to come. We suppose that's the blues...