Posted by themusicsover on April 1, 2010
August 22, 1957 – April 1, 2009
Duane Jarvis was one of those great talents that should have been more famous than they were. Although Jarvis was born in Oregon, both Los Angeles and Nashville like to claim him as their own as well. Much more than a superb singer and songwriter, Jarvis was also a master of the guitar, mandolin and bass. Over the years he has worked with the Divinyls, Rosie Flores, Dave Alvin, John Prine, Victoria Williams, Dwight Yoakam, M. Ward, and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits. Duane Jarvis died of cancer on April 1, 2009.
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Posted by themusicsover on December 8, 2009
Hollywood Fats (Born Michael Mann)
May 17, 1954 – December 8, 1986
Hollywood Fats was a respected Los Angeles blues guitarist who began playing when he was just ten years old. As a side man, he played with the likes of Canned Heat, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Albert King. Fats also fronted his own band who released an album in 1979. In 1986, he joined the Blasters, replacing the recently departed Dave Alvin. Later that year, Hollywood Fats died of a heroin overdose at the age of 32.
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