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Dick D'Agostin

Musician

{{Infobox musical artist | name = Dick D'Agostin | image = | caption = | image_size = 300 | background = solo_singer | birth_name = Richard Earl D'Agostin | alias = "Bird", "Bear", "Thun" | Born = November 5, 1936 | Height = 5'9½ | origin = Beloit, Wisconsin | Died = 1993 | death_place = California | genre = Rock and Roll, Rockabillyblues, (unrecorded), various types, esp. influenced in his later years by Lightnin' Hopkins, B.B. King, Albert King, Big Joe Turner, James Brown, Etta James. | occupation = Singer, pianist, guitarist, dancer, actor, Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with Los Angeles County Probation Department - operating out of Central Juvenile Hall | instrument = singer, Guitar, piano, Harmonica Dick D'Agostin, born Richard Earl D'Agostin, was an American rock and roll musician best known for touring with Eddie Cochran. Dick sang and played piano and guitar as the front man for The Swingers, composed of drummer Gene Riggio, saxophonist Paul Kaufman, and Dick's brother Larry D'Agostin on guitar. While all the Swingers were also accomplished dancers, Dick was a dance champion and editor of dance columns for two of the first teen magazines, Dig and Modern Teen.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1936-11-05
Profession
Singer, Musician

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