Dorian Gray T-Shirt

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Title

Dorian Gray T-Shirt

Alternative Title

Dorian Gray Shirt

Subject

Dorian Gray (Musical group)
Lane, Jani
Orlando (Fla.)
Cleveland (Ohio)

Description

A t-shirt for the band Dorian Gray. Named after Oscar Wilde’s philosophical novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian Gray was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983. The original lineup consisted of Billy DenMead on lead vocals and guitar, Dave Chamberlain on lead guitar, Al Collins on bass, and Jani Lane on drums. Collins stayed behind when the band moved to Orlando, Florida, and was replaced by Kevin Ryan. The band performed at clubs across the southeastern United States, frequently performing at Fern Park Station in Fern Park, Florida. Lane moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1985, where he achieved superstardom as the lead vocalist of the popular glam metal band, Warrant, until leaving the group in 2004. He recorded several solo projects and became involved in acting. Lane died of acute alcohol poisoning on August 11, 2011. Dorian Gray replaced Lane with Morgan Evans and continued to perform until they disbanded around 1988. Ryan would find success performing with Rick Derringer and Pat Travers. DenMead formed Skin Deep with Orlando guitarist Angelo Jannotti in 1988, and they continue to perform as of 2015.

Source

Original color digital images: Private Collection of Mick Dolan.

Date Created

ca. 1983-1988

Contributor

Dolan, Mick

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color digital images.

Is Part Of

Rock Collection, Central Florida Music History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

109 KB
245 KB

Medium

2 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Physical Object

Coverage

Cleveland, Ohio
Orlando, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Music Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dorian Gray and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Mick Dolan

External Reference

Auslander, Philip. Performing Glam Rock: Gender and Theatricality in Popular Music. Ann Arbor, Mich: University of Michigan Press, 2006.
Slotnik, Daniel E. "Jani Lane, Heavy-Metal Lead Singer, Dies at 47." New York Times, August 12, 2011. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/arts/music/jani-lane-warrants-lead-singer-dies-at-47.html?_r=1.
"Billy DenMead: Guitar and Lead Vocals." SkinDeepRocks.com. http://www.skindeeprocks.com/profiles_bd.asp (Accessed October 21, 2015).

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Original Format

2 color digital images

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