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In the beginning I was dragged to the piano at age 5. Started doing those obligatory recitals about age 6 1/2. At 8 played for orchestras. At 9 played piano for Boy Scout Band. At 10 took jazz improvisation lessons. At 11 saw Elvis and switched to guitar. At 12 played guitar and sang Elvis songs for traveling vaudeville troupe. At 13 started Kingsmen. At 20 recorded Louie Louie and helped Mrs. Easton finance session for Kingsmen. At 21 parted ways with Kingsmen. At 23 got drafted into Army. At 25 re-started life as studio musician and leader of various Bands in CA and OR. At 47 dropped hard drugs. At 60 got interested in doing old style Spirituals. Recently recorded some of the spirituals I love and other Gospel and Gospel/Dance music. Plan to keep recording Spirituals and Gospel/Dance music, sometimes re-doing the lyrics of past compositions. I guess that brings us up to speed.