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22nd May, 2017 at 12:21pm

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A real top L.A group was Canned Heat. They started way back in 1965. They had a duo of managers....Skip Taylor & John Hartmann. In a book written in 1997 by the groups drummer Fito de la Parra, he mentioned P.J. Fito wrote that probably the most famous member of the group was Bob Hite..who played & sang in Canned Heat from 1965 until 1981. Bob's world famous nick-name was "THE BEAR". Guess who invented that title & gave it to Bob??......it was P.J. who did that!. P.J. was,at the time,also being managed by the two managers of Canned Heat so he knew the group members very well. The book is called "Living The Blues" & it's now being published for the fifth time. It's all about sex,drugs,death & of course music.
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Reply #1 - 22nd May, 2017 at 12:23pm

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I've also put this on the P.J. Fan Forum site on FB. I'll be interested to see if more comments are on here than on FB.
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Reply #2 - 25th May, 2017 at 12:13am

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Well I never knew of the connection between PJ and Canned Heat or Bob Hite. I can understand why PJ nicknamed him "The Bear".
I have just checked to see what became of "The Bear". Sadly he died in 1981 age 38 from a drug taking accident. Sad






















 
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Reply #3 - 27th May, 2017 at 1:52pm

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The amount of connections P.J. has with so,many show biz names is amazing. Very soon I'll put another connection on here which will surprise us!
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Reply #4 - 29th May, 2017 at 4:28pm

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"Hitweek" is my next P.J. message on this forum.
 
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Reply #5 - 30th May, 2017 at 10:09am

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Thanks for your response Dave to the Canned Heat piece.
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