Mountain was greatest identified for the track “Mississippi Queen,” which featured West on each and guitar, and appeared on the group’s debut album, “Climbing!” in 1970.
The musician’s expertise with a guitar was revered, with even the late Eddie Van Halen as soon as telling the outlet that West has an “unimaginable tone.”
The star grew up round New York and began the band the Vagrants together with his brother Larry within the mid-sixties, identified for the track “I Cannot Make a Pal.”
Not lengthy after, West fashioned Mountain with producer and bass participant Felix Pappalardi, who he met whereas collaborating on music for the Vagrants. The unique lineup of the band carried out at Woodstock simply earlier than the Grateful Useless.
Mountain broke up in 1972 earlier than later reforming to file two extra data.
On his solo file, West discovered success with the track “Excessive Curler,” that includes Mick Jagger on guitar. Jagger and Keith Richards additionally co-wrote the tune with West.
The star struggled together with his well being for a few years, having labored to quash a heroin habit within the mid-seventies. He revealed in a 1990 interview that he was utilizing narcotics till 10 years prior. He additionally battled diabetes.
He’d go on to work with the likes of Slash, Peter Frampton and Ozzy Osbourne. He dipped his toe within the Hollywood pool just a few instances, together with with a small function in 1986’s “The Cash Pit.”
West is survived by his spouse Jenni Maurer.
Reps for the rocker didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.