Sad news....Blue Cheer Frontman Dickie Peterson Passed away on Monday, Oct 12, 2009.
FROM NEWS ARTICLE: Dickie Peterson, the singer and bass player of Blue Cheer, who are considered another one of the first heavy metal bands, sadly passed away this morning in Germany at the age of sixty one. The cause of death has yet to be announced but he had been ill for some time."
They were just in Chicago last year on a reunion tour. I am sad I missed that show. Their records along with the Stooges records scared me as a young kid in the same way punk rock bands like Rapeman and the Butthole Surfers scared me as a young man. I miss being scared by rock bands.
RIP Dickie Peterson.