King Biscuit Boy
from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
March 9, 1944 - January 5, 2003 (age 58)
Richard Newell grew up in Canada listening to the blues. He learned to play the harmonica as a teenager and joined the Barons in 1961, releasing a single called "Bottleneck." In 1966, Newell left the band (then renamed Son Richard the Chessmen) to join the Midknights, but then began playing with Ronnie Hawkins, who nicknamed him King Biscuit Boy. After playing with Hawkins for two years, he joined Crowbar and released Official Music (as King Biscuit Boy Crowbar) in 1970. He recorded solo material sporadically throughout the '70s and '80s (including 1982's Mouth of Steel and Richard Newell A.K.A. King Biscuit Boy in 1988). Poor health due to alcoholism stunted his career throughout the '90s and on January 5, 2003 Newell succumbed to the disease at his home in Hamilton, Ontario. ~ John Bush, Rovi
King Biscuit Boy "Hoy Hoy Hoy"
King Biscuit Boy - Hoy Hoy (1971)
King Biscuit Boy - You Done Tore Your Playhouse Down Again
King Biscuit Boy - Best Of - Biscuit's Boogie
King Biscuit Boy - Best Of - Corrina Corrina
Ronnie Hawkins, Duane Allman & King Biscuit Boy - Matchbox (1970)
King Biscuit Boy - "Mind Over Matter"
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