We just got the news and our hearts go out to Dickie’s friends and family.
We’re really grateful that we got the chance to meet and spend some time with him and Blue Cheer on their last US tour. SuperGiant played, partied, and hung out with them until about 4am that night. We learned a lot just from listening to those guys speak about life, music, and the road. I could seriously write a book about it. It’s also not every day you get to hear first-hand stories about Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. They were the most gracious and humble band we have ever shared the stage with.
It’s not often an original, groundbreaking band from the 60s era tours in a small van and plays a venue like the Launchpad. He loved rock n roll so much and it showed. His humble, renegade attitude and love of rock n roll is something that will stick with me forever. Meeting him and BC was definitely one of the most memorable nights of being in a band for us and we won’t forget it.