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Don Dokken

Biography

The lead singer and namesake of 1980s rock band Dokken, Don Dokken (born Donald Maynard Dokken) fueled Los Angeles’ metal scene from the later ’70s. Although Dokken briefly disbanded following Monsters of Rock and roll tour along with a multi-platinum record, in 1988 he continuing to create his presence sensed being a soloist and with the Don Dokken Music group, offering guitarists John Norum and Billy Light, bassist Peter Baltes, and drummer Mickey Dee. Re-formed in 1994, Dokken continued to be as tumultuous as ever. First guitarist George Lynch, who got led his very own music group, Lynch Mob, during Dokken’s hiatus, was changed by Reb Seaside, previous guitarist for Winger and Alice Cooper in 1998. Inside a following interview, Dokken described that Lynch experienced “threatened to destroy me while watching record company chief executive in Germany and attempted to blackmail the chief executive into soaring his sweetheart to Germany or he’d not execute a Television show for three million audiences.” Seaside was later changed by Don Dokken Band guitarist John Norum. In June 2003, the reorganized group toured america with Poison.

Quick Facts


Full Name Don Dokken
Date Of Birth June 29, 1953
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Film producer
Nationality American
Children Jessica Dokken, Tyler Dokken, Chris Clark
Music Groups Dokken, Hear 'n Aid
Music Songs Mirror Mirror, Stay, When Love Finds a Fool, When Some Nights, 1000 Miles Away, Crash 'n' Burn, Living a Lie, Down in Flames, Give It Up, Crash 'N Burn, I'll Never Forget, Bongo Wongo, The Hunger, Cold Gin, In My Dreams
Albums Solitary, Up from the Ashes, Under Lock and Key, Breaking the Chains
Nominations American Music Award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist
Movies Dokken: Live from The Sun, Dokken: Unchain the Night, The Rockstar Interviews: Hollywood '80s Metal, Metal Mania: Stripped DVD


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#Fact
1 Has never been married
2 Father of Jessica Dokken
3 Released a solo album in 1990 called "Up from the Ashes".
4 Lead singer in Dokken
5 Father of Tyler Dokken


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Metal Evolution 2011 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary writer: "Dream Warriors"
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie writer: "Breaking the Chains"
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "Breaking the Chains"
Far Out Man 1990 performer: "Bongo Wongo" / writer: "Bongo Wongo"
I Come in Peace 1990 producer: "Maggy"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dokken: Live from the Sun 2000 Video documentary producer
Dokken: One Live Night 1996 Video documentary producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Far Out Man 1990 Rock Group

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dokken: Live from the Sun 2000 Video documentary

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors 1987 composer: additional music

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Inside Metal: The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes! 2016 Documentary Himself
Forever and a Day 2015 Documentary Himself
Inside Metal: The Pioneers of L.A. Hard Rock and Metal 2014 Documentary
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Himself
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs 2008 TV Movie Himself
Me and Graham: The Soundtrack of Our Lives 2005 Documentary Himself
The Greatest 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Dokken: Live from the Sun 2000 Video documentary Himself - Vocals
Dokken: One Live Night 1996 Video documentary Himself - Vocals, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Bass
The Freddy Krueger Special 1988 TV Movie Himself (as Dokken)

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#Trademark
1 Always enters the stage with sunglasses and a cigarette


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