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BLUE CHEER
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Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, with their cover of "Summertime Blues" sometimes cited as the first in the genre. "Blue Cheer" was the name of a variety of LSD made by chemist and Grateful Dead patron Owsley Stanley and the band was probably named for that, although the name existed earlier, as the name of a laundry detergent for which the LSD variety itself was named. Blue Cheer came together in 1967. The formation of the band was organised by Dickie Peterson. Dickie Peterson lived at 369 Haight Street in San Francisco, where the sixties music scene was starting to hit the high note. The band was managed by an inactive member of the Hells Angels named Gut. The group underwent several personnel changes. According to Dickie Peterson the group's lifestyle during this period caused problems with the music industry and press. Peterson said the group was outraged by the Vietnam War and society in general. On October 12, 2009, Peterson died in Germany after development and spread of prostate cancer. After Peterson's death, longtime Blue Cheer guitarist Andrew MacDonald wrote on the group's website that "Blue Cheer is done. Out of respect for Dickie, Blue Cheer (will) never become a viable touring band again." According to Tim Hills in his book, The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom, "Blue Cheer was the epitome of San Francisco psychedelia." Jim Morrison of The Doors called the group "The single most powerful band I've ever seen" and Eric Clapton defined them as "probably the originators of heavy metal".

MEMBERS:

A long list of members can be found here.

BEST LINK:

Leigh Stephens official webpage



All Night Long
Fortunes
Germany
Philips 315 644 BF
Value: 25

Feathers From Your Tree
Sun Cycle
Spain
Philips 304 181 BF
Value: 25

Feathers From Your Tree
Sun Cycle
USA
Philips 40561
Value: 30

Fool
Ain't That The Way
Germany
Philips 6051 004
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I Want My Baby Back
Aces'n' Eights
Germany
Philips 304 202 BF
Value: 40

Just A Little Bit
Gypsy Ball
Holland
Phlips 304 170 BF
Value: 25

Just A Little Bit
Gypsy Ball
Japan
Mercury SM-1056
Value: 40

Just A Little Bit
Gypsy Ball
Norway
Phlips 304 170 BF
Value: 150

Just A Little Bit
Gypsy Ball
Spain
Phlips 304 170 BF
Value: 25

Manfred Mann: My Name Is Jack / Blue Cheer: Summertime Blues
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick And Tich: Last Night In Soho / The Sirs: I Saw You There
Austria
Fontana 90019
Value: 15
SAMPLER

Pilot
Babji
Germany
Philips 6051 010
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Pilot
Babji
Spain
Philips 6051 010
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Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Belgium
Philips BF 304162
Value: 25

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
France
Philips B 304.162 F
Value: 20

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Germany
Philips 304 162 BF
Value: 20

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Holland
Philips 304 162 BF
Value: 20

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Japan
Mercury SM-1045
Value: 40

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Norway
Philips 304 162 BF
Value: 40

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
Spain
Philips 304 162 BF
Value: 20

Summertime Blues
Out Of Focus
USA
Philips 40516
Value: 35

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Mexico
Philips EPH-1454
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The Hunter
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Belgium
Philips 304 180 BF
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The Hunter
Come And Get It
Holland
Philips 304 180 BF
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West Coast Child Of Sunshine
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Holland
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