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[20 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Blue Cheer Bad News | 1,636 views]
Blue Cheer Bad News

The bass player and singer from Blue Cheer, Dickie Peterson has died.
He passed away on 12th October in Erkelenz, Germany after a long fight with cancer.  He was sixty-three.
If you’re not familiar with Blue Cheer, you should be.  They are frequently cited as being the band that invented heavy metal and certainly their style of heavy blues is in a very similar vein to the other bands often heralded with the same accolade.
Formed in 1966, the original(ish) line-up comprised Peterson on bass and vocals, Leigh Stephens on guitar and Eric Albronda …

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