Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dickie Peterson, 1948-2009

Dickie Peterson, bassist and singer of the rock band Blue Cheer, died on Monday from lung cancer in Germany. He was 61 years old. Blue Cheer, often cited as pioneers of heavy metal, had a hit with their version of "Summertime Blues" in 1968. Blue Cheer had been touring again since 1999. The band's official web site as a link to an article on Peterson's death.

Rest in peace, Dickie.

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