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D Boon And Minutemen Band – Mike Watt And How It Began

Tweet Dennes Boon was born in San Pedro California in 1958, and spent his early years in an old barracks building that used to belong to the Army. When he was 13 he and Mike Watt crossed paths, when Boon fell out of a tree in a nearby park and almost fell right on Watt. Friendship between the two blossomed and many teenage hours were spent dreaming of rock and roll. After a brief formation called the Bright Orange Band, in 1976 the legendary Minutemen became a band. D. Boon played guitar and sang, Mike Watt played bass, and George … Continue reading

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D Boon Death – Accident Puts Him On Forever 27 List

Tweet Dennes Dale Boon died on the 22nd of December, 1985, in a vehicle accident. He was 27 years and 266 days old at the time of his death. D. Boon was the singer, songwriter and guitarist of what many have called the best punk band of all time. The Minutemen, formed with drummer George Hurley and bassist Mike Watt, produced several seminal albums and toured the country several times in an old Ford van, a career chronicled in the documentary film “We Jam Econo – The Story of the Minutemen.” In the winter of 1985, the band was not … Continue reading

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