Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Country Joe and the Fish, Big Brother and the Holding Company — San Francisco was the center of the rock universe and these were the landmarks of that golden era.
He regularly played on sessions by the Beatles, the Stones, the Who. The Kinks wrote a song about him. When he moved to San Francisco, he played with Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jerry Garcia Band. Was Nicky Hopkins rock’s greatest keyboard man?