Larry ‘The Mole’ Taylor, a founding member of Canned Heat has passed away at the age of 77.
Larry was the bass player for Canned Heat. Before Canned Heat he was the session player for The Monkees and before that Jerry Lee Lewis.
Larry played on Tom Waits albums from ‘Heartattack and Vine’ in 1980 through to ‘Bad As Me’ in 2011. He was on John Mayall albums from ‘Empty Rooms’ in 1969 to ‘Rock The Blues Tonight’ in 2012 and all of The Monkees records from ‘The Monkees’ 1966 through to ‘Music Box’ 2001.
He played on albums for Albert King, Solomon Burke, Buddy Guy, Wanda Jackson, Tracy Chapman, Kim Wilson, Charlie Musselwhite, JJ Cale, Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker, and Boyce & Hart.
Canned Heat were announced to play at Woodstock 50 last week but the show was cancelled.