From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia California Blues is the last studio album of the band Spirit, due to the death of guitarist/singer/songwriter Randy California one month after its release.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Blues
Randy California From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Randy Craig Wolfe (February 20, 1951 – January 2, 1997), known as Randy California, was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967.
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California was born as Randy Craig Wolfe into a musical...
- Stairway to Heaven copyright dispute
In writing Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven", Jimmy Page...
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Hendrix gave Randy Wolfe the nickname "Randy California" to distinguish him from Randy Palmer, whom Hendrix named "Randy Texas". Cassidy was recognizable by his shaved head (hence his nickname "Mr. Skin", later the title of a Spirit song) and his fondness for wearing black. Born in 1923, he was about twenty years older than the rest of the group.
Randy California quitte Spirit en 1971 pour entamer une carrière solo, tout en rejoignant épisodiquement le groupe lors de différentes reformations au fil des ans. Le 2 janvier 1997, en tentant de sauver son fils Quinn âgé de 12 ans (qui survécut) de la noyade, il se noie dans l'océan au large de Molokai près de sa maison à Hawaii.
Composition. The track, composed by Spirit guitarist/singer Randy California, was recorded in November 1967 and released on the band's debut album, Spirit.. Controversy. It has been alleged that Jimmy Page borrowed the descending guitar-figure from "Taurus" for Led Zeppelin's signature song "Stairway to Heaven".
Randy California (oik. Randy Craig Wolfe, 20. helmikuuta 1951 – 3. tammikuuta 1997) oli yhdysvaltalainen rockmuusikko, kitaristi, säveltäjä, sanoittaja, tuottaja ja Spirit -yhtyeen alkuperäisjäsen.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia California Blues is the last studio album of the band Spirit, due to the death of guitarist/singer/songwriter Randy California one month after its release.
Randy Craig Wolfe (20. februar 1951 – 2. januar 1997), kjend som Randy California, var ein USA-amerikansk gitarist, songar og låtskrivar og ein av dei originale medlemmane i rockegruppa Spirit, som vart skipa i 1967. California spelte i bandet til Jimi Hendrix i 1966, Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.
Randy California (born Randy Craig Wolfe; February 20, 1951 – January 2, 1997) was a Jewish American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the original members of the rock group Spirit, formed in 1967.
Randy California, however, was also growing disenchanted in Spirit and left the band in July 1971, along with bassist John Fine. They were replaced by brothers Al and John Staehely (on bass and guitar, respectively), and Spirit went on to record Feedback without Randy.
Guitarist, singer and songwriter. Founding member of the rock group Spirit (8), formed in 1967. Randy was born into a musical family in Los Angeles and spent his early years studying varied styles at the family's Los Angeles folk club, the Ash Grove.