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|Duke Erikson performing live in 2016|
|Full name||Douglas Elwin Erickson|
|Birthday/Birthplace||(1951-01-15) January 15, 1951
Lyons, Nebraska, US
|Genre(s)||Rock, alternative rock|
|Profession(s)||Musician, songwriter, record producer, remixer|
|Record Labels||Geffen Records
Duke Erikson Short Bio
Douglas Elwin Erikson , aka “GJS”, born in Nebraska, United States, on January 15, 1951, is a guitarist for the band Garbage.
At age 16 he formed his first band, The British . Erikson studied art history, paid for his studies doing many jobs, as a carpenter or truck driver.
In 1979, Erikson’s band, Spooner , in which he was the lead singer and composer, released a four-song album that made them the most popular band in the region. Two albums followed that LP, Every Corner Dance and Wildest Dreams, distributed throughout the country. In 1987, Duke and Butch Vig, with Phil Davis as a singer, created the band Firetown. With this new group he released two albums and six singles in a short period of time, apart from the video for the single Carry The Torch, but they split up in 1989.
At that time, the Spooner single, Mean Old World, reached number one in Madison, where it came from, which helped the band come together again. A new work Fugitive Dance, appeared followed by a tour, before the group separated in 1993. At that time Butch Vig left his mark as a music producer.
In 1994, Duke Erikson formed Garbage along with Shirley Manson, Butch Vig and Steve Marker.
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