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Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson
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    (July 4, 1943-September 3, 1970)
    Born in Boston, Massachusetts
    Singer, guitarist and composer for Canned Heat
    Died of a drug overdose at the age of 27
    He had a high-pitched, monotone singing voice.
    He was an obsessed conservationist who often slept outdoors.
    He suffered from depression and abused drugs.
    It is unclear if his death was a suicide or an accidental OD.
    He had an eccentric, nerdy personality.
    His middle name was Christie.
    He was legally blind (hence his nickname).
    Blues legend John Lee Hooker praised his harmonica playing.
    His song 'Going Up the Country' is considered the unofficial theme song of the Woodstock festival.
    He was very knowledgeable about blues music, botany and ecology.
    Stephen Stills dedicated his song 'Blues Man' to him.
    His death was overshadowed by the deaths of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.

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