Dan Hicks of ‘Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks’ Dead at 74
Singer-songwriter Dan hicks has died. He was 74. Cause of death was throat and liver cancer, confirmed by his official website.
Hicks was known as the leader of the acoustic band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, which was a contemporary of the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane in the late 1960s San Francisco psychedelic scene. He never achieved as much mainstream success as others from that era but he was highly regarded by fellow musicians.
At his commercial peak, Hicks recorded several successful albums for Blue Thumb Records, including “Where’s The Money?,” “Striking It Rich” and “Last Train To Hicksville.”
It feels like a generation is leaving suddenly in 2016. I’m gutted everyday.