Dan Hicks Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Aug, 2017
Facts of Dan Hicks
Date of Birth: 1942 , December-9
Age: 78 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Dan Hicks
Father Evelyn Kehl
Mother Ivan L. Hacks
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Little Rock
Ethnicity White
Profession Singer and songwriter
Net Worth $3 million
Married Yes
Married to Clare Wasserman
Children 2 child
Died February 6, 2016, Mill Valley
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Dan Hicks is an American singer and songwriter known for an idiosyncratic style which combined elements of cowboy folk, jazz, country, swing, pop and gypsy music. He is also known for the songs “I Scare Myself” and “Canned Music.”

Early Life and Education

The proficient singer was born on 9th December 1942, in Little Rock, U.S. He holds an American nationality and belongs to White American ethnicity. His parents were Ivan L. Hacks and Evelyn Kehl. His father was a military man so they traveled to different countries and finally settled down in California.

Hicks shifted to the north of San Francisco in Santa Rosa and attended the high school. When he was at his school level he was a drummer and was also the member of the school marching band.

When Hicks was just fourteen years old, he performed with area dance bands and appeared on Times Out for Teens, a local radio program. He then joined San Francisco State College and completed his degree in broadcasting in 1965. His interest shifted to guitar when he was under graduating and then performed at a local coffeehouse.


The reassuring singer started his career from a small stage and then decided to do something great. He then formed Dan Hanks and The Hot Licks band in 1967. The band lasted for four years and broke up due to certain reason. He has also published albums, Original recordings which were produced by Bob Johnston.

Along with the vocalists Naomi Ruth Eisenberg and Maryann Price, he reunited to the co-member Page and Leopard. John Girton, a guitarist, Maryann Prica and Hinks has recorded three albums altogether.

Dan was also involved in the documentary movies which includes Revolution and Rockin at the Red Dog. Furthermore, he appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone, an American bi-weekly magazine. The band’s last album entitled Live at Davis was released in 2013.

Personal Life

Dan Hicks was married to Clare Wasserman in 1997. They both have a child together. In 2014, he suffered from throat and liver cancer. In 2016, he died due to cancer at his own home in Mill Valley,  California.

In respect of Dan, Surfdog recording released the Greatest Licks I Feel Like Singin, an album paying tribute and celebrating Dan’s Life and Legacy.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

Hicks was living a luxurious life with a net worth of $3 million. He was also seen active on social medias including Twitter.



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