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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.
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.
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".