|Lowell George was born on April 13, 1945, in Hollywood, California.
As a child, George appeared with his brother on Ted Mack's
"Original Amateur Hour" performing a harmonica duet. George
also learned to play oboe and baritone saxophone and played the
instruments for several Frank Sinatra sessions.
In the late 1960s, George joined Frank Zappa's
Mothers of Invention where he met Roy Estrada.
In 1969, George and Estrada formed Little Feat with
Richie Hayward and Bill Payne.
The band toured and released several albums. Estrada left the
group and guitarist Paul Barrere and percussionist Sam Clayton
In 1979, George announced that he was leaving the group. He
released a solo album called Thanks, I'll Eat It Here
and began a tour to promote it. On June 28, 1979, after a show at the Lisner Auditorium of
George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,
Lowell George suffered a heart attack and died.