Chicot the Hippo

The Influences

Even an artist as original, innovative and influential as Chicot has heroes. Although Chicot has been a trend maker throughout his incredible 50 plus year career, there have been others that have also provided inspiration and have helped to shape his musical direction.

Some of these artists may be considered to be somewhat derivative and their music mostly a homage to Chicot’s own constantly changing styles and inventions, but many of these performers and groups have had some pretty damn good hits in their own right, and are well worth checking out.

In the early years it was Elvis and Buddy Holly who rode Chicot’s coat tails during the revolutionary era of the birth of Rock and Roll. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis all brought their own styles to interpret and build on the foundations Chicot laid.


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