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    Default Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Recently I tried to find information about mandolinist Dave Apollon on Facebook. I couldn't find anything, so I decided to start a fan page for him there. This eventually led me to launch an official website for him: daveapollon.com.

    It is my hope that this one site will provide people with all the web information that is available about Dave Apollon... Information that I had to find piece by piece amongst 300+ webpages.

    I thought you might be interested in this site. Please spread the word, and visit http://www.daveapollon.com.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Welcome to the Cafe, Eryn!

    You've done very well with your site.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Thanks for the welcome, and for the visiting the site, Malcolm!

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    Eryn: You've done a great job on the website. Very well put together and quite informative. I look forward to perusing it more thoroughly and learning more about Apollon...
    -Nice job.
    BTW, I love the two point mandolin he's holding in the photo that's the cover for 'Gallery 1".

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Hey, Fast Eddie! I appreciate you visiting the site. Glad you enjoyed it. The mandolin you mentioned is a Lyon & Healy (style B). Thanks for writing!

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    There are a lot of fans of Dave and his mandolins here at the 'Cafe.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    And some fans here even have a 'special connection' to DA.

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    Very nice job, Eryn! Thank you for bringing all of this information together in one place.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Evan, it's great to meet Dave's fans! Thank you for the photo. May I post it to website? I'll gladly give you a photo credit.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    AlanN, you've sparked my curiosity. Do tell of the "special connection."

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Thank you, Jordan! Glad you enjoyed the website.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Eryn:
    That is not my picture per se; so I suggest not posting it elsewhere.
    I know nothing.......

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    We'll keep it under wraps, Evan. Cool photo, though.

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    I know a guy who has a previously owned by Dave Apollon fingerboard......installed on his old Gibson.
    He got it from the widow.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanN View Post
    And some fans here even have a 'special connection' to DA.
    Talk about Evan...

    Erin, if you havenīt done it yet, check out David Grisman etc.

    Dave Appolon is a true master. The Acoustic Disc about him is a gem.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRW7tfhimGQ
    I beleive a cafe member might even own one of his mandolins...

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    I think it's neat that some folks actually own stuff that once belonged to Dave. Very nice!

    I'm grateful for what David Grisman has done to make Apollon's music available to the public. I can't tell you how many times I've played "The Man With The Mandolin" double-disc set. I've listened to it so much, I've practically memorized some of Dave's dialogue.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    There are a number of Apollon's mandolins in the hands of collectors, some prominent members of the 'Cafe crowd.
    And the young Bill Monroe was a fan of Apollon's as well.
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Hi, nice job on the site!

    If you can find out anything more about his Filipino band I'd appreciate a PM, especially if there are any ties to California.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Hey, delsbrother... Thanks for checking out the website. If I find out more about his Filipino band, I'll definitely post it. I love to hear those guys play! Lots of talent there. Speaking of California, you know when Dave Apollon first made it to America in 1919, he arrived in San Francisco. He had his heart set on New York, though, so that's where he headed, but he did move to Hollywood in 1954. While there, his music even took on a "Hollywood sound" as you'll hear on his "Lots Of Love" LP from 1956. You can find that recording on "The Man With The Mandolin" double CD set produced by Acoustic Disc.

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Gotta love them Cossack outfits......
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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Evan, someone summed it up perfectly with one word... "Flamboyance." I love it!

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    If you can track down any of their names or addresses, I can look up where they lived and if it still exists. I can look up Dave as well, if someone hasn't already done this (or you can; it's not particularly hard to do as the LA city directories are all online).

    Did he actually LIVE in SF in the teens?

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Just checked out your site, nice job and good luck! btw, if not for the Dawg I doubt that many of us would know who Dave Apollon is.

    JR

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    Default Re: Dave Apollon... daveapollon.com

    Thank you, JR! Although it was my 74-year-old mandolin teacher, Henry Courtney, who first told me of Dave Apollon; the Dawg made the recordings available for me to purchase, and I am certainly grateful for that.

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