Newswire: R.I.P. singer-songwriter Dan Hicks
As confirmed by a post from his wife on his official website, singer-songwriter Dan Hicks has died after a two-year battle with throat and liver cancer. He was 74.
Hicks was born in Arkansas in 1941 but moved with his family to California when he was five, and he developed an interest in music at that young age by playing drums in his school bands. He started playing guitar around the early ‘60s and was a notable member of San Francisco’s burgeoning folk music community, but he went back to the drums in 1965 when he joined up with psychedelic rock group The Charlatans.
A few years later, Hicks broke off from The Charlatans to form his own band, Dan Hicks And His Hot Licks. In the next four years, Hicks and the Hot Licks released four albums, Original Recordings, Where’s The Money?, Striking It Rich, and Last …