Blue Cheer Legend Dickie Peterson Dies
Blue Cheer leader Dickie Peterson has died at the age of 61.
The bassist/vocalist had been battling prostate and liver cancer for some time. Apparently, he contracted a fatal infection while undergoing a surgical procedure.
Peterson was unquestionably one of the forefathers of metal and stoner music as we know it.
His influence on the late 1960s scene was huge, and the debut Blue Cheer album, 1967′s Vincebus Eruptum, remains one of the most important rock albums of the past four decades.
Peterson once said: “I have been so blessed to be able to do what I do, and to do it for so long. Every time I go on stage, it’s a privilege.”
Concerning Blue Cheer’s legacy, Peterson commented: “People keep trying to say that we’re heavy metal or grunge or punk, or we’re this or that. The reality is, we’re just a power trio, and we play ultra blues, and it’s rock and roll. It’s really simple what we do.”
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