DOUG DILLARD R.I.P. PICK IN PERPETUITY!

May 26, 2012

In 1963, even though I just had a top ten hit with “MIDNIGHT MARY” by Joey Powers, royalties were slow coming in and Paul Simon (who was a song plugger at E.B. Marks Music at the time) suggested that I perform on “Hoot” nights at the Bitter End in Greenwich Village, in hopes of getting a paying gig.

Although I never got a job playing there, i remember sitting in the dressing room tuning up with Paul and Roger McGuinn, who were both playing guitar behind me and talking about different musicians I might hire to play on the “MIDNIGHT MARY” album. I told them I was going to use Al Gorgoni ( session guitarist for Bob Dylan and Van Morrison ), Russ Savakis (bass player for Peter, Paul, and Mary), Charlie Macey (session guitarist for Carole King, Four Seasons), and Buddy Saltzman (session drummer for Carole King, Tim Hardin, Janis Ian)

When I told Paul and Roger I was looking for a banjo player as good as the one I saw on the Andy Griffith TV show. They looked at each other, smiled and said in unison, “Doug Dillard!” 

Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

Doug Dillard played with his brothers in the bluegrass group, performed as a solo artist and collaborated with numerous other country, bluegrass, rock and pop musicians.

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times May 18, 2012
 
Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man’s instrument. “He was so gracious,” Rodney Dillard said of the reception his older brother, banjo player Doug Dillard, received that day from the father of the bluegrass banjo. “He sold him the tuners, then sat down at his kitchen table and installed them on the spot.”
 
Doug Dillard, who died Wednesday at 75, put those tuners and Scruggs’ influence to good use over a long career as a founding member of the Dillards bluegrass band, as a solo artist and in collaboration with numerous other country, bluegrass, rock and pop musicians. He and the band helped popularize bluegrass in the 1960s through regular appearances on “The Andy Griffith Show,” and they were important figures in the creation of what would become known as country rock music.”
 
FOR THE COMPLETE ARTICLE CLICK ONTO  http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-me-doug-dillard-obituary-20120518,0,663551.story

  

Although I couldn’t get Doug for my session, or ever meet him in person, I became a lifetime fan! My condolences go out to his family, friends, and millions of fans around the world and to his widow Vikki Salee Dillard who has been my FACEBOOK friend for the last several years. My prayers are with you in your hour of sorrow.

DOUG DILLARD R.I.P.,  May you PICK IN PERPETUITY,

RESPECTFULLY, ARTIE WAYNE

Copyright 2012 by Artie Wayne  https://artiewayne.wordpress.com/2012/04/10/celebrating-two-million-views-today-on-artie-wayne-on-the-web/

B+ W PHOTO…DOUG DILLARD AND GENE CLARK  

SPECIAL THANKS TO HUNTER GEORGE FOR LOCATING THESE VIDEOS FOR MY ARTICLE       

Andy Griffith “Dougs Tune”   by The Darlings AKA The Dillards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRsjszrf8xA

Andy Griffith “Dooley”  by The Darlings AKA The Dillards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pd_WJIrxApI

Doug Dillard Band   “Hickory Holler”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f44ARTOZL3Y

The Original Dillards  “Somebody Touched Me”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnIP89KR24k
 

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