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Musician
    (April 18, 1946-April 16, 1999)
    Birth name was Alexander Lee Spence
    Lead Vocalist/Guitarist of Moby Grape
    Recorded with Moby Grape 'Moby Grape' (1967) and 'Wow' (1968)
    Recorded solo 'Oar' (1969)
    He abused LSD so heavily that it took a toll on his mental health.
    He was a heavy smoker, which contributed to his death from lung cancer.
    He draws constant comparisons to Syd Barrett, mostly because they both went nuts from their drug use.
    He was institutionalized after running amok in a recording studio with a fire axe. This incident put an end to his membership in Moby Grape.
    His solo album 'Oar' was a commercial flop upon release.
    He was a drug-abusing San Francisco hippie who played psychedelic rock.
    He was homeless and an alcoholic in the years before his death.
    He was Jefferson Airplane's original drummer, despite having no drumming experience before joining the group.
    His solo album 'Oar' has a huge cult following.
    Moby Grape were an important part of the San Francisco music scene of the 60's, along with Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead.
    He died two days short of his 54th birthday.
    He played all the instruments on his solo album, 'Oar.'
    Musicians who contributed to the tribute album 'More Oar,' include Beck, Tom Waits and Robert Plant.

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