Re-edit and re-up of my very first LL post... now via smyletube, lol...
The late/great Randy California (Feb. 20, 1951 -- Jan. 2, 1997).
Recorded during the event "Night of the Guitars" at Hammersmith Odeon in London on Nov. 26, 1988.
Livingstone Brown - Bass & Keyboards
Chris Bucknell - Keyboards
Derek Holt - Bass and Vocals
Clive Mayuyu - Drums
Randy California, front man for "Spirit" .(February 20, 1951 -- January 2, 1997).
Born Randy Wolfe, he had a remarkable life, mentored by none other than Jimi Hendrix (who gave him the name Randy California), who he met at the age of 14 and toured with him in the US AT 15, before Jimi went to the UK and formed "The Jimi Hendrix Experience" (his parents wouldn't allow him to go to the UK as he was too young).
Tragically in January 1997, Randy California drowned in the ocean while rescuing his twelve-year-old son from a rip current near the home of Bernice Pearl at Molokai, Hawaii. He managed to push his son Quinn (who survived) towards the shore.
And yes, Will Ferrell allegedly modeled his Blue Oyster Cult bit after Randy.
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Tags: Hey Joe, Jimi Hendrix, RANDY CALIFORNIA, Spirit, Night of the Guitars, Hammersmith Odeon, totally fking awesome, classic rock, music,
Location: England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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