Roy Loney, the original front man of the 1960s rock group Flamin & # 39; Groovies, is a post on the band's Facebook page and that of the CBS daughter KPIX 5 died in San Francisco. "We are all deeply sad and stunned to learn that our dearest friend and bandmate Roy Loney passed away this morning," the group wrote. A cause of death is not yet known. Loney was 73 years old.
Loney founded Flamin ’Groovies in the Bay Area in 1965, although they were originally called the Chosen Few. The group's first release was the EP sneaker from 1968. Their debut LP Supersnazz included a version of Bobby Toup's "The Girl Can & # 39; t Help It" as well as John Vincent and Huey "Piano" Smith's "Rockin & # 39; Pneumonia "and the Boogie Woogie & # 39; Flu ". Loney stayed in Flamin & # 39; Groovies for the band's next two albums, 1970 & # 39; s Flamingo and 1971 & # 39; s Teenage Head. After retiring in 1971, lead guitarist Cyril Jordan took over as front man.
Loney left Flamin ’Groovies to pursue a solo career and released a handful of albums as Roy Loney & the Phantom Movers between 1979 and 1993. His last project was 2009 Got Me A Hot One! with Señor No.