Roy Loney, the unique frontman for ’60s rock group Flamin’ Groovies, has died, in line with a submit on the band’s Facebook Page and San Francisco CBS affiliate KPIX 5. “We are all deeply saddened and stunned to learn that our dearest friend and bandmate, Roy Loney, passed away this morning,” the group wrote. A explanation for loss of life has not but been revealed. Loney was 73 years previous.
Loney based Flamin’ Groovies within the Bay Area in 1965, although they have been initially known as the Chosen Few. The group’s first launch was the 1968 EP Sneakers. Their debut LP Supersnazz featured a model of Bobby Toup’s “The Girl Can’t Help It,” in addition to John Vincent and Huey “Piano” Smith’s “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie ‘Flu.” Loney remained in Flamin’ Groovies for the band’s subsequent two albums, 1970’s Flamingo and 1971’s Teenage Head. Following his departure in 1971, lead guitarist Cyril Jordan took over as frontman.
Loney left Flamin’ Groovies to pursue a solo profession, releasing a handful of albums as Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers between 1979 and 1993. His most up-to-date challenge was 2009’s Got Me A Hot One! with Señor No.