Dan Hicks (singer)

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Dan Hicks
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Hicks at the Santa Fe Brewing Co. June 28, 2009
Born
Daniel Ivan Hicks

(1941-12-09)December 9, 1941
DiedFebruary 6, 2016(2016-02-06) (aged 74)
Mill Valley, California, United States
Cause of deathThroat and liver cancer
OccupationMusician and songwriter
Years active1965–2016
Spouse(s)
  • Clare "CT" Wasserman
    (m. 1997; his death 2016)
WebsiteDan Hicks official site

Daniel Ivan Hicks (December 9, 1941 – February 6, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He made music with elements of cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, bluegrass, pop and gypsy. He led the band Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks. His career began in 1965.

He was best known for the songs "I Scare Myself" and "Canned Music." His songs were known for having humor. One of his songs was titled "How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away?" His latest album, Live at Davies, was released in 2013.

Hicks died on February 6, 2016 from throat and liver cancer. He died in Mill Valley, California. He was 74 years old.[1] He was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2014 and had liver cancer since 2015.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. WRAL Staff (February 6, 2016). "Wife says singer and band leader Dan Hicks dies at age 74". WRAL-TV. Capitol Broadcasting Company. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  2. Jones, Kevin L. (February 6, 2016). "Dan Hicks, San Francisco Folk Jazz Pioneer, Dead at 74". Retrieved February 6, 2016.