jerry garcia

jerry garcia

1995. “Nicky’s Song”. The Fankhauser Cassidy Band. "On The Blue Road" I played piano & Hammond B3 on "Nicky's Song", a tribute to our mutual friend, musician Nicky Hopkins. The song was written by Merrell Fankhauser after Nicky’s tragic death in Sept 19

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1995. “Nicky’s Song”. The Fankhauser Cassidy Band. "On The Blue Road" I played piano & Hammond B3 on "Nicky's Song", a tribute to our mutual friend, musician Nicky Hopkins. The song was written by Merrell Fankhauser after Nicky’s tragic death in Sept 1994. Nicky was a wonderful musician and played piano for the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jeff Beck, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jerry Garcia, and many other notable bands. Nicky had asked me to play bass and some organ in a band he was putting together after the Stones tour in 1972…he rented me a house on Melrose Ave in Mill Valley, California. Nicky always had a difficult time on the road due to a lifelong battle with Crohn’s Disease. He died in Nashville from complications that developed after intestinal surgery. Merrell wrote the surfing hit "Wipe Out" amongst many others. Ed Cassidy was from the band "Spirit". The album was recorded at Ocean Sound, Arroyo Grande, California.