Other bands and musicians
that need and deserve
to be considered here

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John Lee Hooker

Hudie Ledbetter ("Leadbelly")

Muddie Waters


Canned Heat

"On the Road Again" and "Going Up the Country"

Willie Nelson

Waylon Jennings

Jefferson Airplane

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Happy Trails

Hot Tuna

"Keep On Truckin'"

New Riders of the Purple Sage

Home, Home On The Road and
"High-Rolling Studs from L.A.";
then, of course, there is also "Henry,"
already included in this web

The Mamas and Papas

"California Dreaming"

Janis Joplin

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz,
My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends ..."

Arlo Guthrie

a weaker heir, but still noteworthy, for
Alice's Restaurant is a curious roadside attraction

Crosby Stills Nash & Young

there are select brilliant images: "Seven Bridges Road"; in "Almost Cut My Hair," the thought of which "increases my paranoia/ like looking at my mirror and seeing a police car"; or, later, Stephen Stills with Manassas, recalling a hitchhike in "Do You Remember the Americans," where he is denied a ride and is left out in the snow.

Ry Cooder

there is a sole page on him included so far, and it is in desperate need of accretion beyond the numerous cross references already contained on this web site

Frank Zappa

Billy the Mountain and Studebaker Hawk
as well as 200 Motels

The Band

"Virgil Cane is the name
and I served on the Danville train ..."
another gem is already included in this website
go to "Easy Rider: notes on a record"

Lynyrd Skynyrd

One More For/From the Road

Marshal Tucker Band

Molly Hatchett

Charlie Daniels

Asleep at the Wheel

Commander Cody

"Hot Rod Lincoln" and Hot Licks, Cold Steel & Truckers' Favorites

Lou Reed

"Holly came from Miami, FLA
hitch-hiked her way across the USA
plucked her eyebrows on the way
shaved her leg and then he was a she
She said, hey babe, take a walk on the wild side"

Tom Waits

e.g., The Heart of Saturday Night or
Nighthawks at the Diner

The Eagles

who in this web site got mixed reviews for "Take It Easy" but who have nevertheless been dedicated to "The Peaceful, Easy Feeling" on the road.

Kris Kristofferson

almost a Gesamtkunstwerk of mellow roadside kitsch:
Bobby McGee turning into a rubber duck and hopping on a convoy; totally unconvincing as Billy the Kid and not even Bob Dylan could rescue him there

The Doobie Brothers

Takin' It to the Streets


Nantucket Sleigh Ride and The Road Goes Ever On

ZZ Top

Taj Mahal

Buddy Miles

More Miles Per Gallon

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

"Mr Bojangles," Will the Circle Be Unbroken and, sardonically, Stars and Stripes Forever

Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris

Grieveous Angel

Bonnie Raitt

auspicious beginnings with Little Feat
and a brilliant career of her own

Iggy & The Stooges

garage band nihilism

The Cars

Talking Heads

On the Road to Nowhere

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers



"Don't Go Back to Rockville
and Waste Another Year . . ."


needless to say, this list is
partial, biased, and
necessarily incomplete

see also

Other Films


the background sound of the opening to ths website ...
(we apologize)

Don McLean

who "drove the Chevy to the levy
but the levy was dry ..."

Meat Loaf

"Can there be a former teenager living who wondered why Ellen Foley and Meat Loaf were trying to 'get it on' in a car on 'Paradise By The Dashboard Light' anyway?"
(Jimmy Nicol, Music Central)
An Easy Rider roadie says, pompous noise

Bob Seger


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does anybody (care to) remember him/them?

Comments, suggestions, and potential contributions are welcome as this web site wishes to be open and encourage participation.
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