In April 1973, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks shared the stage with the Kinks at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. These were farewell shows for the Hot Licks. Soon after, Ray Davies would contact their lead female singer, Maryann Price, and book her to sing with the Kinks on Preservation Part 2.
During certain years of my misspent youth, I listened to a lot of Dan Hicks' campy, stylish music. I always loved his oddball sensibility. He will be missed.