Canned Heat is an American blues and rock band that was formed in Los Angeles in The group has been noted for its efforts to promote interest in blues music and its original artists. Canned Heat was started within the community of blues collectors. Bob Hite had been trading blues records since his. Founded in , Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Canned Heat attained three worldwide hits with. Canned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in , Canned Heat was founded by blues historians. A hard-luck blues band of the '60s, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan Wilson and Bob Hite. Canned Heat was formed in Los Angeles in by Alan Wilson and Bob Hite, dedicated blues aficionados and record collectors whose knowledge of the history. Today in , Bob Hite also known as “The Bear', passed away. In case you didn't know he was the singer with Canned Heat, a band who owed so much of their. In , after appearing at the Monterey Pop Festival, Canned Heat signed to Liberty Records. In July that year, they released a self-titled album that made No. Fronted by record collectors Bob Hite and Al Wilson, the band drew its material and inspiration from thousands of vintage blues recordings. "Canned Heat. Like so many bands before (and after), "Canned Heat" was driven by a dream – a and that dream was shared by two record collectors and.