11/24/13 
4 PM PST

 
             "Dakota"


6/7/13 Remembering Oscar Whittington on Musical Memories page
5/2/11 New page for my Amateur Photography
4/3/11 New picture posted at bottom of this page.

3/28/11 New pictures posted on the following pages: KCHJ Radio, Kaweah, Family Friends, Musical Memories, Odds n Ends, Bluegrass Jammers, Aviation Stories, & Charity Air.

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WELCOME

When you click on any of the above website pages, you'll get a glimpse of an honest attempt at an explanation of my life as best I can remember and provide at this time.

It's been a warm-cool, hot-cold, simple-difficult, definitely complex, and  sometimes troubled story with many great sudden ups and downs. Stir that in with some surreal and serendipitous, very amazing and enlightening experiences, and I've just barely scratched the surface.           

After living in 7 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 23 different cities, this web history of my life,  at the age of 69, pushing 70, it should give a fairly accurate view of my extensive travels, and the many fascinating people I've met while on the road between various cities, in bars and clubs, and on radio or TV. Sometimes, even I have a hard time believing my own life stories.

I have entertained and performed at so many events over the years, which gave me access to a very deep, rich life history to share with you.
I'm going to try and explain these stories in great detail as best I can.

The comics always say:
"The Humor Is In The Details".

This is good for a laugh, if nothing else.

Richard aka, "Dakota"

On this Home Page, I must say to all of my Canadian friends, "Thanks for your open arms." For more on this, please visit the 
"Canada" page.

Richard Lee Swanson
"The Dakota kid"
Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Musician,
Retired Commercial & Corporate Pilot, Single & Multiengine Flight Instructor, Race Car Driver.

For Astrologers:
9-11-44
7:20 PM War Time
Columbia, South Carolina
US Airforce Brat (actually, I was born in 1944, before it was called the "Air Force". At that time it was in the Department of US Army as the: "Army Air Corp".

    Music, Life Stories, Lots of Pics and More

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  Last Updated

10/21/14
        3 PM PDT




             "Dakota"

  

 
1/8/14 new pictures of Holy Jeans and Great Plates pages
10/19/14 updates
 12/11/13 check out  pictures of some creative license plates on new page "Great Plates"
6/7/13 Remembering Oscar Whittington on Musical Memories page
5/2/11 New page for my Amateur Photography
4/3/11 New picture posted at bottom of this page.

3/28/11 New pictures posted on the following pages: KCHJ Radio, Kaweah, Family Friends, Musical Memories, Odds n Ends, Bluegrass Jammers, Aviation Stories, & Charity Air.

******************************************
WELCOME

When you click on any of the above website pages, you'll get a glimpse of an honest attempt at an explanation of my life as best I can remember and provide at this time.

It's been a warm-cool, hot-cold, simple-difficult, definitely complex, and  sometimes troubled story with many great sudden ups and downs. Stir that in with some surreal and serendipitous, very amazing and enlightening experiences, and I've just barely scratched the surface.           

After living in 7 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 23 different cities, this web history of my life,  at the age of 69, pushing 70,  should give a fairly accurate view of my extensive travels, and the many fascinating people I've met while on the road between various cities, in bars and clubs, and on radio or TV. Sometimes, even I have a hard time believing my own life stories.

I have entertained and performed at so many events over the years, which gave me access to a very deep, rich life history to share with you.
I'm going to try and explain these stories in great detail as best I can.

The comics always say:
"The Humor Is In The Details".

This is good for a laugh, if nothing else.

Richard aka, "Dakota"

On this Home Page, I must say to all of my Canadian friends, "Thanks for your open arms." For more on this, please visit the 
"Canada" page.

Richard Lee Swanson
"The Dakota kid"
Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Musician,
Retired Commercial & Corporate Pilot, Single & Multi engine Flight Instructor, Race Car Driver.

For Astrologers:
9-11-44
7:20 PM War Time
Columbia, South Carolina
US Airforce Brat (actually, I was born in 1944, before it was called the "Air Force". At that time it was in the Department of US Army as the: "Army Air Corp".

 
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Pictured Below:
This is a GREAT picture taken by Peter Torres from Lancaster, CA when he was displaying his photos at Bakersfield's "First Friday", a kind of monthly street fair when all the downtown art galleries and antique stores stay open late. The event usually starts around 5 PM, and goes until 9 or until the crowd drops off. There was a very substantial turn out this particular month and as I was cruising the various stores, when Charles Davis, owner of "Art Express", collared me and took me back to his gallery.  I was just walking down the street checking everything out when his buddy Peter drafted me and set up this pose of me leaning on the fender of his old truck.
I came back the next 1st Friday event and he had this picture of me for sale hanging on the wall of the gallery. He had Photoshopped it to give this very unique image of me with his truck. Thanks Peter, I'm flattered and humbled to be part of your collection of old cars and trucks. You can contact him, and see what a great talent he has when you visit his web site: KickTheCanStudio.com
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