Blue Cheer bassist/vocalist dies

Blue Cheer Dickie Peterson, bassist/vocalist and founding member of 60s proto-metal group Blue Cheer passed away yesterday in Germany. Peterson had reportedly been battling prostate and liver cancer, and had developed a fatal infection following a surgical procedure. He was 61.

Hailing from San Francisco, Blue Cheer has been credited for pioneering heavy metal.

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Date: Oct 13, 2009
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