Chuck Dingée - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Sax, Flute, Congas
Chuck is one of the founding members of The Walrus and hosts an open mic at Culture Cafe in Bellingham on Sunday nights. Chuck also plays many solo gigs, and in a duo with Sharon Mayson called Free Harmony. He has been playing rock 'n roll since the 1960s. He got his first guitar in 1965; saw the Beatles in Comiskey Park, Chicago, in 1966; and has memorized 17,483 rock, pop, folk and funk tunes since. (Note: He has not memorized all 17,483 lyrics, however. Nor does he claim to have heard the Beatles in Comiskey Park even though he was in the fifth row; there were too many screaming girls.)
- Birthday: September 15
- Favorite Beatle: George
- Who or what inspired you to get into music?
- Who inspires you now?
- Crowning musical moment:
"Being flashed by Hilary Clinton (he says) as she walked on stage at Seattle's Paramount Theater for a 2000 Democratic Party event. Also, remembering all the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody."
- Most embarrassing musical moment:
"Forgetting the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody."
- Other thoughts:
Breaks occasional strings on his acoustic guitars. Likes hiking, photography, sailing, finding wild mushrooms and SCRABBLE. He owns Media Synergy, a Web site design business in Bellingham where he lives with his first wife, Kathy Sheehan.