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To preserve, honor and showcase New England’s musical heritage.

Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson

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Alan Wilson, later renowned as “Blind Owl” of Canned Heat, was born in Arlington, Massachusetts on July 4, 1943. From an early age, he showed a remarkable aptitude for music. This was supported by his mother, who maintained interests in art, jazz, and culture throughout her life. In junior high school, Wilson was given a jazz record, and taught himself the various instrumental parts by ear. Later, he formed a band called the Crescent City Hot Five with some friends. In school, he played trombone, along with other intellectual activities such as chess which he enjoyed. A shift in interest…

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