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Daniel Ivan Hicks was born on the 9th December 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas and was a singer and guitarist, the leader of Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks band. Hicks had been active in the entertainment industry since 1965 until 2016, when he passed away.
How rich was the singer? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Dan Hicks net worth is as much as $3 million, converted to the present day. Music was the major source of Hicks net worth and popularity.
Dan Hicks Net Worth $3 Million
To begin with, the boy was raised in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco. He played drums in the local school band. From 1956 he performed in dance clubs, and during high school, he participated in the radio program “Time Out for Teens”, which took place every day for fifteen minutes. In the late 1950s, he enrolled at San Francisco State College, and started playing the guitar and became part of the folk scene of San Francisco, performing in local cafes. His songs were often imbued with a playful sense of humour, as can be seen from the title of one of his songs “Why do I miss you if you’re going away?”
Concerning his professional career, Hicks joined the Charlatans, the band based in San Francisco in 1965. In 1968, he founded the Hot Licks , with members David LaFlamme, Sherri Snow, Christine Gancher, John Weber and Jaime Leopold. In 1969, the band released the studio album “Original Recordings” produced by Bob Johnston; in the album stood out the singles “Canned Music”, “I Scare Myself” and “It’s Bad Grammar, Baby”. The most memorable songs recorded with the band were “Where’s The Money?”, “Presently In The Past”, “The Whale Euphonius” among others, and then with the album “Last Train to Hicksville” (1973), they finally achieved success, as evidenced by Hicks appearing on the cover of the magazine Rolling Stone. It was, therefore, a big surprise for all that Hicks decided to close the band Hot Licks.
In the early 1990s, he formed the band The Acoustic Warriors, and together with this band, several albums were released including “The Amazing Charlatans” (1996), “Return to Hicksville” (1997) and “Early Muses” (1998). In 2000 Hicks used the name Hot Licks again, and made the album “Beatin ‘The Heat” (2000). As the comeback was welcomed by critics and audience, the band continued their work and released a number of albums, among others “Selected Shorts” (2004) and “Crazy for Christmas” (2010). In 2013, he released the album “Live at Davies”, and finally in 2017, the album “Greatest Licks – I Feel Like Singin’” (2017) was released to honour the singer.
Finally, in the personal life of the singer, he was married to Clare Wasserman from 1997 until his death; they had one child. In 2014, he was diagnosed with liver cancer, then in 2015, he was diagnosed with throat cancer, and died in 2016 at his home in Mill Valley, California.