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 Hillel Slovak

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Hillel Slovak Famous memorial

Birth
Haifa, Haifa District, Israel
Death
25 Jun 1988 (aged 26)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial
Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot
Maimonides, Map 26, Lot 4613, Space 1
Memorial ID
6446 View Source

Rock Musician. He was the original lead guitarist and co-founder of the influential alternative rock-funk band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers with childhood friends: Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Jack Irons. His guitar work was rooted in funk and hard rock, and Slovak often experimented with other genres including: reggae and speed metal. He is considered to have been a major influence on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' early sound. He recorded the albums "Freaky Styley" (1985) and "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan" (1987) with them along with "The Abbey Road E.P." (1988). Upon his death, he was replaced by guitarist John Frusciante. In 2012, Hillel Slovak was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Rock Musician. He was the original lead guitarist and co-founder of the influential alternative rock-funk band, the Red Hot Chili Peppers with childhood friends: Anthony Kiedis, Flea and Jack Irons. His guitar work was rooted in funk and hard rock, and Slovak often experimented with other genres including: reggae and speed metal. He is considered to have been a major influence on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' early sound. He recorded the albums "Freaky Styley" (1985) and "The Uplift Mofo Party Plan" (1987) with them along with "The Abbey Road E.P." (1988). Upon his death, he was replaced by guitarist John Frusciante. In 2012, Hillel Slovak was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bio by: Larry Cañonga


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 21 Sep 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6446
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6446/hillel-slovak: accessed ), memorial page for Hillel Slovak (13 Apr 1962–25 Jun 1988), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6446, citing Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.