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Dolorean emerged from sleepy Silverton, OR, in 1999, following guitarist/vocalist Al James invited Regular key pad enthusiast Jay Clarke to try out on the slew of his silent, avant folk house recordings. Sudden Oak, the duo’s debut EP, made an appearance that same 12 months, and Dolorean started playing out. By 2001, that they had resettled in Portland and had been a fixture on the neighborhood literati scene, associated poetry readings and so on making use of their understated audio. By this aspect, drummer Ben Nugent experienced also became a member of the fold. On the following year, Dolorean done documenting its full-length and in addition added bass participant Wayne Adair. By middle-2002, copies of Not really Exotic had been producing the rounds of Compact disc players throughout Portland. The recording saw its recognized light of day time having a November 2003 concern by the NEW YORK label Yep Roc. Assault within the Snowy Areas was released the next year. After going for a few years to create new tunes and develop their audio, Dolorean arrived making use of their third recording, You Can’t Get, in 2007.

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Full Name Dolorean
Date Of Birth January 6, 1925
Died March 19, 2005, Summit, New Jersey, United States
Profession Engineer, Designer, Businessperson
Education University of Michigan, Cass Technical High School, Lawrence Technological University
Nationality American
Spouse Cristina Ferrare, Kelly Harmon, Elizabeth Higgin, Sally Baldwin
Children Kathryn DeLorean, Zachary DeLorean
Siblings George DeLorean, Charles DeLorean, Jack DeLorean
Music Songs Destitute Time, As Time Breaks Off, Real Love, Metropolitan Death 3, Stay Close, Deli, Seasun, Simple Graces, Unhold, Infinite Desert, Lately, Come Wander, Picture Me Swangin, Endless Sunset, Moonson, NYCgaps, Complexity Reducer, Apocalypse Ghetto Blast, Apocalypse Night Fight, Warmer Places, The Nightlamps, It's All Ours, You Know It's Right, Walk High, Metropolitan Death 2, Spirit, De Funk Ed, Muzik, White Walls. The White Walls., Still You, Parrhesia, Parallel Park
Albums Subiza, Into the Plateau, Apar, Transatlantic KK, Delorean, Muzik, Silhouettes, Look Alive, Grace, Ayrton Senna EP, The Metropolitan Death EP


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1 DeLorean received a February 1969 promotion to head the Chevrolet Motor Division - he ended up streamlining the production line by delaying the release of the second generation Camaro (introduced April 1970) and a moratorium on product lifecycle management (later used with mass market automobiles where the automobile product marketed is restyled, rebodied, and/or facelifted every few years) with the Corvette and Nova (the Nova (X-body) received a midcycle refresh for the 1973 model year with a hatchback bodystyle - DeLorean proposed this for the Pontiac GTO prior to 1969 where its executives vetoed the proposal). During his tenure with Chevrolet he had oversight with the Chevrolet Vega subcompact where he assigned quality control inspectors until the Lordstown, OH assembly plant was taken over by GM (c. October 1971) where Chevrolet no longer operated the facility - GM corporate brass ended up cutting spending costs, laying off close to 1000 workers which resulted in the Vega tarnishing GM's reputation (from corrosion issues, reliability of the aluminum cylinder bores (which were unsleeved and consuming motor oil), overheating, and production speed (the Vega production increased when the work schedule has 73.5 automobiles produced within an hour where the United Auto Workers allegedly stated that workers sabotaged the cars on the assembly line including a March 1972 strike). The Vega was a response to imports from Toyota and Nissan (Datsun prior to 1984) until its discontinuation in 1977 (from the quality control issues, Asian import cars, and GM's H-Special line (Monza, Sunbird), along with its international T-platform (one of which was the Chevette - based on both the Opel Kadett redesign which was initially launched in Brasil in 1973 but powered with an Isuzu engine). Besides the Vega, DeLorean also had a role in the redesign of the Chevrolet C/K light truck, which dated back to 1968 where the cab and sheetmetal were redesigned with rounded corners with the use of a wind tunnel. This particular generation introduced in late 1972 (which continued until 1987 when the GMT400 became the replacement - the C/K designation for the 1973-era bodystyle was renamed as the R/V) is known as the rounded line (or square body) - this included the utility variants (Blazer, Jimmy, Suburban, Crew Cab, Chassis Cab (to 1989) which were produced until 1991) along with its continued production in Mexico (they continued to sell it as a short wheelbase with the updated front grille from the 1989-91 R/V series), Chile (1978-88), and Argentina (1985-91).
2 Father, with Cristina Ferrare, of daughter Kathryn DeLorean and son Zachary DeLorean.
3 Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 139-142. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
4 Former son-in-law of Tom Harmon and Elyse Knox.
5 With the smashing success of the Ford Mustang, he saw an opportunity for Pontiac to build a sports car, not unlike the one he built with his own company. The Pontiac concept vehicle released in 1964 was the XP-833 (retronymed as the Banshee I) which had styling cues similar in shape to the third generation Chevrolet Corvette (C3) with the exception of the rear taillights, later shared with the second generation Pontiac Firebird. But to his dismay, General Motors top brass told him that the Banshee was a planned sales threat to the Corvette which was being redesigned for its third generation release for the 1968 model year. GM brass offered the Pontiac Motor Division a consolation prize where it received a corporate twin - they ended up build a Pontiac version of the Chevrolet Camaro, which became the Pontiac Firebird.
6 In 1964, got the bright idea to drop the Pontiac 389 cubic inch V-8 into the mid-size Tempest, thus was born the Pontiac G.T.O. which is often credited as the first muscle car.
7 His company collapsed in 1983, a year after he was arrested in Los Angeles and accused of conspiring to sell $24 million of cocaine. He was acquitted of the charges, but continuing legal entanglements kept him on the sidelines of the automotive world, and he declared bankruptcy in 1999.
8 Automotive innovator who left General Motors to develop a radically futuristic sports car, the DeLorean DMC-12, remembered popularly as the car modified for time travel in the Back to the Future (1985) movies.
9 Ex-brother-in-law of Kristin Harmon and Mark Harmon.


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dick Cavett Show 1985 TV Series Himself
World in Action 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
DeLorean 1981 Documentary Himself
Good Morning America 1980 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Himself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DeLorean 2017 Documentary filming Himself
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
DeLorean: Living the Dream 2015 Documentary Himself
Larry Flynt: The Right to Be Left Alone 2007 Documentary Himself
Anything to Win 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Car Crash: The DeLorean Story 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself (interviewed 1996)
TV Eye 1984 TV Series Himself
World in Action 1982 TV Series documentary Himself

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