Happy Birthday Lowell George: Little Feat Live In London In 1977
Lowell George, the beloved co-founding member of Little Feat, was born on this date 76 years ago. The Hollywood, California native amassed an impressive resume during his all-too short career, recording and performing with the likes of Frank Zappa, Bonnie Raitt, Grateful Dead, Jackson Browne and others. George was just 34 years old when he tragically died of a heart attack on June 15, 1979.
One of the hallmarks of George and Little Feat’s catalog is the 1978 live album Waiting For Columbus. The acclaimed live release featured such classic George compositions as “Fat Man in the Bathtub,” “Spanish Moon,” “Rocket in My Pocket” and “Willin.’” George and his band mates – Paul Barrere, Bill Payne, Richard Hayward, Kenny Gradney and Sam Clayton – recorded parts of Waiting For Columbus during a four-night run at the Rainbow Theatre in London from August 1-4, 1977.
The group was backed by the Tower Of Power horn section in the footage from The Rainbow room in ‘77 presented below. The video captures renditions of the aforementioned songs as well as other Feat favorites like “Oh Atlanta,” “Dixie Chicken,” “Skin It Back,” “A Political Blues” and others.
Watch Lowell leading Little Feat in London here via the JamBase Live Video Archive (JBLVA):
Join the Band, Rock’n Roll Doctor, Fat Man In The Bathtub, Teenage Nervous Breakdown, Oh Atlanta, Dixie Chicken, Tripe Face Boogie, Rocket In My Pocket, Skin It Back, Old Folks’ Boogie, Apolitical Blues, Red Streamliner, All That You Dream, Willin’, Spanish Moon
[Originally Published: April 13, 2017]