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Leslie West

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Leslie West is an American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a member of the hard rock band Mountain.

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Born on October 22, 1945.

TWENTIES

1969 23 Years Old Some of the Vagrants' recordings were produced by Felix Pappalardi, who was also working with Cream on their album Disraeli Gears. In 1969, West and Pappalardi formed the pioneering hard rock act Mountain, which was also the title of West's debut solo album. … Read More
1971 25 Years Old West, along with keyboard player Al Kooper of Blood, Sweat & Tears, recorded with The Who during the March 1971 Who's Next New York sessions. … Read More
1973 27 Years Old Mountain reformed in 1973 only to break up again in late 1974. … Read More

THIRTIES

1976 30 Years Old West also played guitar for the track "Bo Diddley Jam" on Bo Diddley's 1976 20th Anniversary of Rock 'n' Roll all-star album.

FORTIES

1991 45 Years Old Leslie West teamed up with Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame, to co-write and play guitar on the song "Hang Me Out To Dry" from the Gillan album "ToolBox," released in Europe in 1991. … Read More

FIFTIES

2001 55 Years Old West contributed the music and co-wrote the lyrics to the song "Immortal" on Clutch's 2001 album Pure Rock Fury, which was a reworked cover of the song "Baby I'm Down" on Leslie West's first album.
2005 59 Years Old In 2005 he contributed to Ozzy Osbourne's Under Cover album, performing guitar on a remake of "Mississippi Queen"

LATE ADULTHOOD

2006 60 Years Old 1 More Event
In addition to fronting Mountain, West continues to record and perform on his own. His latest solo album, entitled Blue Me, was released in 2006 on the Blues Bureau International label. … Read More
2011 65 Years Old 1 More Event
On June 20, 2011 West had his lower right leg amputated as a result of complications from diabetes.
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