A lot of rock experts will point to an American rock band named Blue Cheer as the answer to the question “who started heavy metal”? In 1967 Blue Cheer’s cover of “Summertime Blues” roared to #14 on the hot 100… and let me tell you, those of us that were playing in rock bands took notice! The song was phenomenal… and I remember saying that exact word the first time I heard the song. Blue Cheer was a great rock band, producing several albums and performing as recently as 2009, and there’s no way their great song should be a forgotten oldie!
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