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Alan Wilson (V) (1943–1970)

Alan Wilson grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts, where he attended Arlington High School and where his love for blues grew, along with his blues record collection. He went out to Los Angeles to attend school, where he met Bob Hite, who shared a similar love for blues music. They formed the band, Canned Heat, in 1966. A year later, they were ... See full bio »

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 2013 RED 2 (writer: "On The Road Again")
 2012 The Paperboy (performer: "Show & Tell (Original 45 Version)")
 2011 Hick (writer: "Going Up The Country")
 2011 Ruisrock - 40 vuotta rockia ja rakkautta (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Going Up The Country")
 2010 Wild Target (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 2010 Welcome to the Rileys (writer: "Going Up The Country")
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 2009 The Blind Side (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 2009 Beautiful Kate (writer: "Going up the Country")
 2009 Taking Woodstock (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 2009 Qwerty (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.18 (2009) ... (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 2008 Fly Me to the Moon 3D (writer: "Going Up The Country")
 2007 The Bucket List (writer: "On the Road Again")
 2007 Brain Dead (writer: "On the Road Again", "Going Up to Country")
 2007 Into the Wild (writer: "Going up the Country")
 2005 Wife Swap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (2005) ... (writer: "On the Road Again")
 2004 Battlefield: Vietnam (Video Game) (writer: "On The Road Again")
 2004 Meet the Fockers (writer: "Going Up the Country" - as Al Wilson)
 2003 Arrested Development (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charity Drive (2003) ... (writer: "Going Up the Country" - uncredited)
 2003 Cold Creek Manor (writer: "On the Road Again")
 2003 Chooch (lyrics: "GOING UP THE COUNTRY") / (music: "GOING UP THE COUNTRY")
 2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (writer: "On The Road Again")
 2000 Frequency (writer: "On the Road Again")
 1998 Hideous Kinky (writer: "On the Road Again" - as Allen Wilson)
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (writer: "Goin' Up The Country" - as A. Wilson)
 1994 Camilla (lyrics: "Going Up The Country") / (music: "Going Up The Country")
 1991 The Hitman (writer: "On The Road Again")
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (writer: "Going Up the Country")
 1990 Flashback ("On the Road Again")
 1989 Road House (writer: "On the Road Again" - as Alan C. Wilson)
 1988 1969 (writer: "Goin' up the Country")
 1986 Irgendwie und sowieso (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ringo (1986) ... (writer: "Going up the Country" - uncredited)
 1980 Getting Wasted (writer: "On the Road Again")
 1977 The Chicken Chronicles (writer: "On The Road Again", "Going Up The Country")
 1974 Alice in the Cities (writer: "On the Road Again")
 1970 Woodstock (Documentary) (writer: "Going Up the Country")
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Songwriter: "Goin' Up the Country", which was a hit for Canned Heat. See more »

Alternate Names:

Canned Heat | Al Wilson

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Member of the Arlington High School Hall of Fame, which includes Olympia Dukakis and two navigators for the famous Dolittle raids on Tokyo during WWII. See more »


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