View doug dillard s profile on linkedin the world s largest professional community. Doug and rodney dillard created the folkswingers a side project teaming their talents with glen campbell and tut taylor.
Original members doug dillard mitch jayne and dean webb have all passed on but rodney dillard has kept the band and the sound alive to this day.
Doug dillard autograph. The band on the new record includes george giddens beverly cotten dillard tony wray and gary smith. After much haranguing mrs. Doug has 3 jobs listed on their profile.
The folkswingers recorded two albums for the world pacific record label. Panama canal zone 1942 43 europe 1944 units. Jamboree doug dillard with byron berline 6 23 79 kc doug worked with the ozark mountain boys before forming the dillards and moving to los angeles in 1962.
Born douglas flint dillard he was a distinctive banjo player best known as a member of the folk bluegrass musical group the dillards. Doug dillard born. Dillard herself joined the wacs and with that the entire dillard family was off to war.
Even at a young age dillard felt the call to duty like it was in his blood. 03 jul 1942 deployments. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover doug s.
14 sep 1925 enlistment date. Dillard signed the papers allowing her only child doug to join the united states army. As the front man for progressive bluegrass outfit the dillards rodney dillard was signed to the doors elektra records label when he briefly stumbled upon steve mcqueen on a hollywood street during the swingin sixties.
Dillard shares his remarkable tale for the first time enhanced by photos and videos. Shortly after arriving the group was signed to elekt. I will also personally remain grateful for a 22 year friendship with an incredible man an incredible musician and performer and my true friend.
Thanks doug for the memories and the tunes. 551st parachute infantry battalion 508th parachute infantry regiment 82nd airborne division 504th parachute infantry regiment 505th parachute infantry regiment. He received his first banjo as a teenager and soon began performing with various bands on radio and tv.
When the papers were signed mrs. In 1968 doug left the dillards and joined the byrds for their first european tour. In 1958 after performing with joel noel and the dixie ramblers on a.
And by the way i will treasure my personal 1990 mayberry day t shirt that was signed by doug dillard.