Harvey Mandel

Born Mar 11, 1945

Harvey Mandel is an American guitarist known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing. A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, The Rolling Stones, and John Mayall before starting a solo career. Mandel is one of the first rock guitarists to use two-handed fretboard tapping.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on March 11, 1945.


1968 23 Years Old He then met up with pioneering San Francisco disc jockey and producer Abe 'Voco' Kesh (Abe Keshishian), who signed Mandel to Philips Records and produced his first solo album, Cristo Redentor in 1968. … Read More
1969 24 Years Old His third performance with the band was the Woodstock Festival in 1969. … Read More
1972 27 Years Old In 1972, he teamed up with Don "Sugarcane" Harris, Randy Resnick on guitar, Victor Conte on bass, plus Paul Lagos on drums, and formed the band Pure Food and Drug Act, which released one album, Choice Cuts.


1976 31 Years Old When The Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor left the band, Mandel was auditioned as his replacement and he recorded two tracks with the Stones for their 1976 album Black and Blue, "Hot Stuff" and "Memory Motel". … Read More


2006 61 Years Old Harvey Mandel and the Snake Crew was released in 2006, and was produced by Mandel and Michael Borbridge. … Read More
2009 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, Mandel and Larry Taylor reunited with Fito de la Parra and the rest of the current Canned Heat line-up to perform certain shows on the Canned Heat tour. … Read More
2010 65 Years Old Mandel rejoined Canned Heat permanently in 2010.
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