Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dinky Dawson, “My Life is the Road”…

In the early seventies, Dinky founded Dawson Sound Companybased on a revolutionary acoustic suspension sound system, the first of its kind. Dawson Sound was the sound reinforcement company of the seventies, with Dawson’s technical expertise and talent evident on tours with the Kinks, Joan Baez, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck ,Steely Dan, Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, J.Geils Band, Warren Zevon, Orleans, and Ambrosia, among others…

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Dinky’s genius has contributed to the success of many of the most prominent artists in the music industry, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Rod Stewart, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix.

He has written some fascinating true stories of his life on the road with The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, the list goes on and on…

Here is an exerpt:


On October 29, 1970, the Byrds flew to Miami for a series of concerts, happy to escape to the road after all the drama surrounding recording in LA. Roger McGuinn had decided we could use a little first class relaxation, so Jimmi Seiter upgraded our plane tickets. We’d deal with the accountants, who were notoriously frugal, upon our return.

As we boarded the plane, we noticed that the spacious section of the plane held only two other passengers, one of whom looked familiar. A collective sigh of relief could be heard as the Boeing 747 lifted off from LAX. Shortly after takeoff, Clarence White strolled over to the other occupants, chatted a while, and returned with the familiar one, whom everyone now recognized. Jim Morrison of the Doors, a little heavier than when we had previously seen him, was traveling to Miami with his lawyer for an arraignment over charges that he had exposed himself onstage at a recent concert.

“We’re going upstairs to the lounge for a drink,” Clarence said. “Wanna join us?” Now, flying back then was rather different from today’s security-driven flights. Among other things, first class on a 747 included a well-fortified bar, which we were all looking forward to visiting. I loved those jumbo jets for their spiral staircases and penthouse watering holes. In a moment, all of us were upstairs, ordering drinks from a pretty flight attendant behind the bar.


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Eclipse would like to add a part two to yesterday’s blog about the Rhythm and Ribs Festival, with more pictures and a special congratulations to St. Augustine Sunrise Rotary Club, for putting on yet another year of record-breaking attendance and support for so many charities…

The Crowd at the Rhythm and Ribs Festival 2010(above) photo courtesy of the St. Augustine, Sunrise Rotary Club

The Jib that Dan Bagan Built, brought to you by Eclipse Recording Company(above) We just have to show you the Jib Crane that Dan Bagan built

(above) Headliner, Dave Mason preformed

Dave Mason at the Rhythm and Ribs Festival 2010Click Here to visit the official website for Dave Mason!

Sponsors of the Rhythm and Ribs Festival 2010(above) The Sponsors of the Festival!

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(above) Steve Bennett and Krysta Brown were designing Steve’s new album “Summer Camp” by the “Vinny Vance Band”

Sharon Mull and Dan Bagan at Eclipse Recording Company(above) Sharron Mull and Dan Bagan are working on Rege Lark’s design for his new album.

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