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Blue Cheer Frontman Dickie Peterson Passes Away
Metal underground ^ | Diamond Oz

Posted on 10/12/2009 11:15:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise

Dickie Peterson, the singer and bass player of Blue Cheer, who are considered another one of the first heavy metal bands, sadly passed away this morning in Germany at the age of sixty one. The cause of death has yet to be announced but he had been ill for some time.

Blue Cheer released their first album, "Vincebus Eruptum" in 1968 and released a further five albums until a hiatus. The band returned with a new album in 1984 and released two more albums in 1990 and 1991 before another break. The bands last record was a collection of re-recorded material entitled, "What Doesn't Kill You..." in 2007. Peterson himself had also recorded two solo albums entitled, "Child Of The Darkness" and "Tramp".


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 2009obituaries; acidrock; bluecheer; heavymetal; summertimeblues
RIP
1 posted on 10/12/2009 11:15:24 AM PDT by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Second best version of “Summertime Blues” behind The Who’s version.


2 posted on 10/12/2009 11:16:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

3 posted on 10/12/2009 11:16:28 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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http://www.bluecheer.us/


4 posted on 10/12/2009 11:16:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: dfwgator

That clip got a lot of airplay in the early days of MTV.


5 posted on 10/12/2009 11:17:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: a fool in paradise

maybe he was flying low?


6 posted on 10/12/2009 11:17:52 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: a fool in paradise

The ultimate “Garage Band.”


7 posted on 10/12/2009 11:19:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I thought that was The Electric Prunes. They were discovered by a record exec who drove by and heard them playing in their garage.


8 posted on 10/12/2009 11:20:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Damn. They are all leaving us these days.
Time certainly DOES go by.
*Blah*
And I’ll be 40 next year. *SOB*
RIP - we still hear you playing, bro.


9 posted on 10/12/2009 11:24:30 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/)
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To: dfwgator

Oh yeah!


10 posted on 10/12/2009 11:25:33 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Palin-Bachmann Overdrive 2012 !! :))
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To: a fool in paradise

“I had too much to dream last night”


11 posted on 10/12/2009 11:25:39 AM PDT by exmoor
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Lengthy interview:

“THE ORIGINAL HUMAN BEING”: BLUE CHEER
THE DICKIE PETERSON INTERVIEW
By Gentleman John Battles
(Photograph by Jim Newberry)

(From Roctober #44, 2007)
http://www.roctober.com/roctober/greatness/bluecheer.html


12 posted on 10/12/2009 11:26:04 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: dfwgator

Perhaps you mean after Eddie Cochran?


13 posted on 10/12/2009 11:27:09 AM PDT by garyhope (ua)
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To: exmoor

Of course, you could never tell if that was “too much to dream” or “too much to drink”.


14 posted on 10/12/2009 11:27:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: a fool in paradise

I was fortunate enough to actually see and hear Blue Cheer perform “Summertime Blues” at the Fillmore East back in the 60’s.

Great hard ass rebellious rock song.


15 posted on 10/12/2009 11:29:59 AM PDT by garyhope (ua)
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To: a fool in paradise
Weren't they like "sludge" rock or something?

I might be thinking of Vanilla Fudge.

16 posted on 10/12/2009 11:32:11 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

I thought it was “Acid Rock” (wasn’t that the term before Heavy Metal when there were squealing loud and heavy guitars?.

They are still among the loudest bands I’ve ever seen and I only got to catch them in the modern era.


17 posted on 10/12/2009 11:36:12 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Here's the famous debut:


18 posted on 10/12/2009 11:37:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: GSWarrior
Concert poster. Be sure to use color safe all temper-CHEER...

Pink Floyd and Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer with Clifton Chenier, king of the Zydeco

19 posted on 10/12/2009 11:41:25 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Happy Holidays. No, wait. HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Loud yes, but alas, their amps only went to 10...

RIP...

20 posted on 10/12/2009 12:42:18 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: dfwgator

I got to take my problem to the United Nations...

I done told my congressman and he said quote “Dig this boy!”

Sometimes I wonder what I’m a gonna do

there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues...

whoah, there ain’t no cure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU5uDozoSSM


21 posted on 10/12/2009 12:54:22 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Fresh Wind

it was ‘drink’ I believe. the censorship weenies got sideways over that and informed one and all that it was really ‘dream’. right. the stones once on sullivan around that time had to change the words in ‘let’s spend the night together’ to ‘let’s spend some time together’ iirc. men fighting and dieing in vietnam, the nation imploding and that was a concern. good God....


22 posted on 10/12/2009 2:59:11 PM PDT by bobby.223
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