Research Paper Dave Matthews

1471 Words Apr 15th, 2006 6 Pages
There are many phenomenal musicians in the world, but very few as diverse and cultured as Dave Matthews. Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Matthews and his family then moved two years later to Westchester County, New York, where his dad went to work for IBM. Then, in the early `70s, Matthews and his family moved to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York. It was in Cambridge where Matthews' dad died in 1977 from Hodgkin's disease. After his father's death, the family moved back to South Africa in 1980. It was here that Matthews went to a few different schools and learned more about the evils of government, there and in general.
Possibly the most favorable move of Matthews' fans was in 1986 when he
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Later that year, the Dave Matthews Band played their first public show at the city's Earth Day Festival which also started their fan base. This was the beginning of a phenomenal band that grew from a small town bar band to one of the hottest bands in America. The Dave Matthews Band enjoyed huge success in they're earlier years when they released their first album, Remember Two Things, on its Bama Rags label. The album was recorded live at The Muse Music Club on Nantucket Island, in August of 1993. The album debuted on College charts as the highest independent entry, and went on to be certified gold by the RIAA. During this success, the band kept touring and its fan base continued to grow. By allowing fans to tape shows for their personal use, the Dave Matthews Band created a highly interactive community. Following the success of the Remember Two Things album was the recording of their second album, Under the Table and Dreaming. Just before the album's release on September 27, 1994, Dave Matthews Band hit the road for their first official national tour. The tour lasted well over a year and included sold out theater dates across the country, a trip to Europe, and two summers playing on the main stage of HORDE. By the fall of 1995, when the band returned to the studio to record its next album, Under the Table and Dreaming had been certified four times platinum by the RIAA. Crash, Dave Matthews Band's second album for RCA, was released on April 30, 1996, and

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