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Michael Stephen KNUST

Michael Stephen KNUST

Male 1949 - 2003  (54 years)

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  • Name Michael Stephen KNUST  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1949  Harris, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Buried Sep 2003  Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 15 Sep 2003  Spring Branch, Travis, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Michael Knust - Founder and lead guitarist for the 60's psychedelic rock band Fever Tree, who produced four albums before disbanding in 1970, and whose biggest hit was 1968's "San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)", died Sept 15 in Spring Branch, TX of unknown causes at age 54.
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    • Web Article

      Birth: Mar. 11, 1949
      Death: Sep. 15, 2003

      Rock Musician. He began playing guitar while attending Spring Branch High School in Spring Branch, Texas, later becoming the founder and lead guitarist for the psychadelic 1960s musical group, 'Fever Tree.' The group originally named, 'The Bostwick Vines,' was formed in Houston, Texas, in 1966, with Dennis Keller, Rob Landes, John Tuttle, and E.L. Wolfe. The band began recording on the See For Miles Record Label and the UNI Record Label, that same year and soon released there only biggest hit, "San Francisco Girls (Return Of The Native)." The song went to the top 100 on the national music charts. Between 1966 and 1970, the band recorded four albums, but there career began to weaken due to constant drug abuse and they disbanded in 1970. Knust continued to work and also formed continuous reunion get-togethers with his bandmates over the years. Knust died on September 15, 2003, at the age of 54, due to the after effects of years of drug abuse. The band's other recordings include, "Imitation Situation 1 (Toccata And Fugue)," "Where Do You Go," "Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do)," and "Man Who Paints the Pictures," among many others. (bio by: KP)
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      Burial:
      Forest Park West Cemetery
      Houston
      Harris County
      Texas, USA
    Person ID I491  Polish Texans
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2014 

    Father Bernhard KNUST,   b. 1913, Houston, Harris, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1984, Houston, Harris, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Florine Lena RIESS,   b. 1919, TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1949 - Harris, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 2003 - Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, Houston, Harris, TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 2003 - Spring Branch, Travis, TX Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mike Knust at Dance 1967
    Mike Knust at Dance 1967
    Mike performing at the 1967 Twirp Dance at Spring Branch Senior High School in Houston, Texas. Photo from 1967 Spring Branch High School Bruin yearbook.
    Mike Knust 1970
    Mike Knust 1970
    Senior photo from 1967 Spring Branch High School Bruin yearbook.

    Headstones
    Mike Knust Headstone
    Mike Knust Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Verbal - Maria Jacob Smock, Maria Doloris Jacob.

    2. [S127] Texas Birth Records.

    3. [S100] Website.

    4. [S100] Website, web search.

    5. [S134] Social Security Death Index.







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