Larry “The Mole” Taylor, bassist for Canned Heat, died on August 19th aged 77 after a 12-year battle with cancer. “Larry told great stories, funny jokes, was a foodie, wine, record and rock-poster collector, computer whiz and a special human being who really lived for the music,” his manager Skip Taylor told Billboard. “Music was his religion. He influenced many of us in different ways, and he will be missed by many throughout the music industry.” We should also note that Taylor played with Canned Heat in Woodstock in 1969, while before that he also did session work with Buddy Guy, Albert King and others. His career started at 18 when he was a member of Jerry Lee Lewis band, and he also played bass in several hit singles by the Monkees.