Lowell George of Little Feat on 3/31/78 in Chicago, IL. (Photo by Paul Natkin/WireImage)

Lowell George: Age 34 | Cause Of Death: POOR MAINTENANCE

Little Feat

(b. 13 April 1945, Hollywood, California, USA, d. 29 June 1979)

As Little Feat was disbanding in late 1978, their lead guitarist/songwriter Lowell George recorded a solo album, Thanks I’ll Eat It Here, that sounded as loose and funky as the band in their prime. After its release the following year, he set out on tour to support the album*…He left behind a body of gritty, eclectic, and funky rock & roll. On the first five Little Feat albums, his songwriting and instrumental talents are more  apparent than on his solo effort, yet that doesn’t detract from the record’s pleasures. — Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All-Music Guide
*During the solo concert tour George had a heart attack and died; years of abuse had taken their toll.