Canned Heat

Canned Heat rose to fame thanks to their knowledge and love of Blues music that was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by Blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name “Canned Heat” from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson.
The band attained three worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in 1968, “Let’s Work Together” in 1970 and “Going Up The Country” in 1969 became rock anthems throughout the world with the later being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock and the “Woodstock Generation.”
They secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n’ roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969.
Now, more than fifty years later and with thirty-eight albums to their credit, Canned Heat is still going strong. The band are returning for the second time to Blues on Broadbeach and it won’t be one to miss.
Famous hits: ‘On the Road Again’ – 1968, ‘Going Up The Country’ – 1969, ‘Let’s Work Together’ – 1970

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