Blue Cheer

City: 
San Francisco
Region: 
California
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1967-1972, 1974-1975, 1978-1979, 1984-1994, 1999-2009
Image Credit: 
By Nijs, Jac. de / Anefo - Nationaal Archief Fotocollectie Anefo Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 - negatiefstroken zwart/wit, nummer toegang 2.24.01.05, bestanddeelnummer 9

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Blue Cheer were an American psychedelic blues-rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and were sporadically active from that point on until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues-rock style, and are also credited as being pioneers of heavy metal (their cover of "Summertime Blues" is sometimes cited as the first in the genre, punk rock, stoner rock, doom metal, experimental rock and grunge. According to Tim Hills in his book, The Many Lives of the Crystal Ballroom, "Blue Cheer was the epitome of San Francisco psychedelia. The band is named after a street brand of LSD and promoted by renowned LSD chemist and former Grateful Dead patron, Owsley Stanley." Jim Morrison of The Doors called the group, "The single most powerful band I've ever seen."

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Blue Cheer 06/21/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 06/22/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 06/23/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 11/21/1968 Grande Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 05/08/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 05/09/1970 Eastown Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Teegarden & Van Winkle 05/10/1970 Grandmother's Lansing Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 04/13/2007 Mac's Bar Lansing Michigan USA
Blue Cheer 11/13/2007 Magic Bag Ferndale Michigan USA