About Lowell George
Lowell Thomas George was a singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and songwriter.
Lowell George was from the United States and was the principal guitarist, vocalist, composer, founder, and leader of the rock band Little Feat. Lowell Thomas George began his career in 1965 when he was just 20 years old.
Soon after, he grew more successful in his job in a short amount of time. He had been influencing others on the basis of his work and gained a lot of popularity. His career eventually came full circle as he rose in prominence. Lowell Thomas George became well-known for his performances as an American singer, both in the United States of America and in other nations. George had a passion for music which he passed to his child, Forrest George and Inara George.
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Lowell George Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What was Lowell George's net worth?
Lowell George had a net worth of $30 million when he died. He had a successful term as a lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter, and producer.
How much did Lowell George earn per year?
Lowell George's actual annual earnings were not disclosed.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall was Lowell George?
Lowell George's height is not known.
How old was Lowell George?
Lowell George was born on April 13, 1945. Lowell George died at the age of 34, on June 29, 1979, after suffering a deadly heart attack. Lowell George was on tour in Arlington, Virginia, to promote his solo album.
Childhood And Education
Lowell George was born to Williard H. George in Hollywood, California. Willard H. George was a fur seller. He produced chinchillas and made supplies of furs for the movie studios. Lowell George was born on April 13, 1945. The harmonica was George's first musical instrument. At the age of six, Lowell George sang a duet song in a television show with his older brother, Hampton. This happened while they were on 'Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour'.
Lowell George completed his schooling at Hollywood High School. This is where Lowell George met his bandmate, Paul Barrere. He also met Elizabeth Levy, who later became his second wife. In this school, Lowell George joined the marching band, followed by an orchestra. He began playing Hampton's acoustic guitar at the age of 11. Lowell George further proceeded to the electric guitar when he was in high school. After that, he went on to learn how to play the shakuhachi, saxophone, and sitar. Lowell George despised the adolescent idol-oriented rock and roll. He preferred West Coast jazz. He also followed the soul-jazz of Mose Allison and Les McCann. Lowell George went to Los Angeles Valley College for two years to study art history. After graduating from Los Angeles Valley College in 1963, Lowell George worked at a gas station for a short time to support himself.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who was Lowell George's partner?
Lowell George met Susan Taylor while working at The Factory. In March 1969, they had Lowell George's first child, Forrest George. In April 1970, George and his first wife, Pattie Price, welcomed a son, Luke. They later split, and he began dating Elizabeth Levy.
In July 1974, Lowell George and Elizabeth had a daughter named Inara George. The couple married in 1976. Inara is one half of 'The Bird and The Bee', a musical duo. Lowell George died on June 29, 1979, just days before Inara turned five.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
The Factory was the first band of Lowell George. It was founded in 1965. It published one record called 'Smile, Let Your Life Begin', with the Uni Records label. George had contributed to the writing of this song. Richie Hayward, future Little Feat drummer who took over for Dallas Taylor, also joined the band in September 1966. Then, Martin Kibbee, also known as Fred Martin, co-wrote numerous Little Feat songs along with George. These famous numbers include 'Rock And Roll Doctor' and 'Dixie Chicken'. Warren Klein was on the guitar for the band. Frank Zappa recorded two tracks for the band, which were released in 1993 with credits to the band.
The band appeared as 'The Bedbugs' in the '60s sitcom 'F Troop'. They were also featured in the episode 'Lost, The Colonel's Daughter' of 'Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.'. They were seen inside the A-Go-Go club, with their music blasting loudly. At the end of the program, they were credited as The Factory Lowell-Warren-Martin-Rich, Courtesy of Universal Records. George temporarily joined The Standells when The Factory dissolved.
Lowell George joined Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention in November 1968 as nominal lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist. He appears on 'Burnt Weeny Sandwich', 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh', 'You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore Vol. 1', 'You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore Vol.4'. During this time, he was influenced by Zappa's authoritarian leadership style. 'Permanent Damage', an album released by groupie group The G.T.O.s, gave him his first producing credit. The other producers were Zappa and Russ Titelman.
After leaving the Mothers of Invention, George gathered a group of musicians. These included bassist Roy Estrada, pianist Bill Payne, and drummer Richie Hayward, to establish Little Feat. Ry Cooder played the slide for 'Willin' on the inaugural Little Feat album. This happened after the incident in which George seriously hurt his hand. He was working on a very powerful model airplane. Still, George re-recorded parts of his songs and played the remainder of the work on the album.
Little Feat was signed to Warner Bros. Records. It happened with Zappa's efforts, and their debut album, 'Little Feat', was produced by Russ Titelman. However, the album was not successful commercially. It just sold 11,000 copies on its original release. The band's follow-up album, 'Sailin' Shoes', was produced by Ted Templeman. This included the cover artwork by Neon Park. But despite positive reviews, the album did not perform well financially.
George was also a producer, having worked on the Grateful Dead's 1978 album 'Shakedown Street', Little Feat's recordings, and his solo album, 'Thanks, I'll Eat It Here'. He also co-produced two tracks on Valerie Carter's 1977 L.P. 'Just A Stone's Throw Away'. 'Long Time Gone', John Starling's debut solo album, was co-produced by him in 1977.
When Lowell George wasn't performing with Little Feat, he worked as a session musician for a variety of acts, mostly as a slide guitarist. Lowell George contributed to Barbara Keith's self-titled debut in 1972. In 1973, John Cale released 'Paris 1919', Happy End released 'Happy End'. Then, Bonnie Raitt released 'Takin' My Time' in 1973, having the songs 'I Feel The Same' and 'Guilty'. Harry Nilsson released 'Son Of Schmilsson' with the song 'Take 54'. James Taylor released 'Gorilla' in 1975, including 'Angry Blues', and The Meters released 'Rejuvenation' with 'Just Kissed My Baby'. A few others were 'Tarzana Kid' by John Sebastian and 'The Pretender' by Jackson Browne. Sucess of these helped Lowell George generate a huge net worth even as a songwriter.
Lowell George's Hobbies And Interests
Lowell George loved to eat when in California.
Other Interesting Lowell George Facts And Trivia
- Lowell Thomas George died of a heart attack while on tour in Virginia on June 29, 1979. On August 2, George was cremated in Washington, D.C.
- His ashes were sent back to Los Angeles and strewn from his very own fishing boat into the Pacific Ocean.
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