Jerry Russell Dies

Jeremy “Jerry” Russell, who co-founded acid rock band Blue Cheer, died at his Arizona home March 8th after a long battle with the bone disease MDS.

Russell, 60, and Eric Albronda formed Blue Cheer in 1965. It became one of San Francisco’s top rock bands in the late ’60s.

Russell moved to England in the 1970s where he worked for several recording studios. During that time, he collaborated with artists including the The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Sly Stone, and Steve Winwood, to name a few.

He returned to the U.S. in the late 1970s and eventually made Arizona his home.

Russell was diagnosed with MDS in 2003.