The singer and songwriter, Dan Hicks famous for his country, pop and jazz composition, passed away because of liver and lung cancer, suffering for the past two years at the age of 74.
He didn’t gain much popularity as others singers of his time did but all his fellow musicians honoured him for his talent and music. He was popularly known as the leader of the instrumental band Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, though the band split in 1973.
When he was at his peak of popularity he did few albums for Blue Thumb Records which included famous songs like, “Where’s the money? Striking It Rich, Last Train To Hicksville.”
He was born to a military family on December 9th 1949 in Arkansas, United States. He started his musical career as a drummer before he even learnt to sing and play the guitar.
He left alone his wife, Clare “CT” Wasserman and the couple had no children.
The news was out through his official website, Welcome to Hicksville. The update was so, “My darling darling husband left this earth early this morning. He was true blue, one of a kind, and did it all his own way always. To all who loved him, know that he will live forever in the words, songs, and art that he spent his life creating. He worked so hard on each and every detail — they are all pure Dan.”