June 29: Lowell George died 40 years ago in 1979

If his imprint on America’s rock n’ roll landscape measures this rocker’s worth, Lowell George was priceless. His contribution was deep and lasting. Lowell’s legend lives on in the band named after his little feet, through other musicians who continue covering his songs and emulate his slide play, and in the myriad fans who still love Little Feat for who they were, who they are and what they play. Lowell George wasn’t just the Rock n’ Roll Doctor; he was one of rock n’ roll’s best-loved slide guitarists and all-around charming characters.

Tribute to Lowell George (R.I.P.):

Lowell Thomas George (April 13, 1945 – June 29, 1979) was an American songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer, who was the primary guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the rock band Little Feat.

Birth name Lowell Thomas George
Born April 13, 1945
Hollywood, California, United States
Died June 29, 1979 (aged 34)
Arlington, Virginia, United States
Genres Blues rock, rock and roll, boogie rock, southern rock, country rock, R&B, blues, funk, blue-eyed soul, swamp rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, harmonica, flute, saxophone, sitar
Years active 1965–1979
Labels Warner Bros.

Little Feat – Dixie Chicken (with Emmylou Harris & Bonnie Raitt) Live 1977. HQ Video.

Lowell George Interview WHCN Hartford, CT June 22, 1979:

0:00 Lowell’s intro
0:07 Little Feat – All That You Dream
3:54 Little Feat – Dixie Chicken
7:31 Interview Segment One
9:29 Lowell George – Cheek To Cheek (album)
11:45 Jackson Browne – Linda Paloma
15:51 Interview Segment Two
16:55 Little Feat – Rock and Roll Doctor
19:46 Little Feat – Willin’
22:35 Interview Segment Three
25:55 Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
34:52 Interview Segment Four
39:02 Little Feat – Rocket In My Pocket
42:12 Interview Segment Five
46:03 Grateful Dead – I Need A Miracle
49:29 Interview Segment Six
51:46 Little Feat – Long Distance Love
54:22 Interview Segment Seven
55:24 Lowell George – Twenty Million Things To Do (album)
58:07 Jackson Browne – Of Missing Persons