They recorded "Rollin' and Tumblin'", backed with "Bullfrog Blues", and this became Canned Heat's first single. The first official album, Canned Heat, was released three months later in July 1967. All tracks were re-workings of older blues songs.How did Canned Heat become so popular in Hollywood?
With this success Taylor, Hartmann and new associate Gary Essert leased a Hollywood club they named the Kaleidoscope on Sunset Boulevard east of Vine in which Canned Heat essentially became the house band; hosting others such as Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Buffalo Springfield and Sly and the Family Stone.Are any of the original Canned Heat members still alive?
The current line up of Canned Heat has no members of the band's original line up from 1965; however, it does include all three of the surviving members from the band's two 'classic' line-ups', those being de la Parra, Taylor, and Mandel. Each of these three members also played with the band at Woodstock.Did Canned Heat and John Lee Hooker ever play together?
John Lee Hooker — In May 1970, Canned Heat backed John Lee Hooker on the album Hooker 'n Heat released in early 1971. In 1978 a joint performance was recorded live and released as Hooker 'n Heat, live at the Fox Venice Theatre (1981).