Oral History Information
Larry Taylor joined the rock/blues band Canned Heat in 1967 just before the band’s string of hit recordings. The gig came after nearly 6 years as a recording artist playing both guitar and bass. As a member of Canned Heat, Larry played Woodstock and Monterey, performing the band’s hits including “Going Up the Country" and "On the Road Again," both of which became international hits. In the 70s and 80s Larry played a key role in the development and popularity of The Hollywood Fats Band, bringing a new feel to the rock/blues bands. Sadly, Larry passed away at the age of 77 just a few days after the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on August 19, 2019.