Dave Colman replaced guitarist Eric Clapton at Casey Jones & The Engineers in 1963 . Since, among other things, the pay for performances was better, he and other band members came to Germany in 1964, where he has since spent most of his life. The band changed their name to Casey Jones & the Governors and had several hits, including a. Don't Ha Ha (1965, DE second place) and Jack The Ripper (1965, DE 9th place). After Casey Jones left the band, it renamed itself The Gaslight Union and had other releases. Colman also released his own singles.
In 1969 he became a radio DJ at WDR and soon had his own show, the Dave Colman Show . He also presented the radio library , Country & Western Aktuell and Freie Fahrt ins Wochenend ' . He remained a freelancer at WDR until 1997, after which he was no longer employed because of the program reform. He also worked as a songwriter: together with Günter Lammers, he wrote several songs for Pussycat in 1982 .
Today he has his own radio show on the internet station PopStop .
- D.CJ Coleman discography at Discogs (English)
- SWR1 Rheinland-Pfalz - Legends of Pop from September 29, 2004 ( Memento from December 24, 2005 in the Internet Archive )
- Chart placements see: Ehnert, Günter (Hrsg.): Hit Bilanz. German chart singles 1956-1980 . Hamburg: Taurus Press, 1990, p. 110.
- The Gaslight Union discography at Discogs (English)
- David Colman discography at Discogs (English)
- Dave Colman. Bear Family Records, accessed September 1, 2016 .
- Moderator Dave Colman. POPSTOP - Das Musikradio, accessed on September 1, 2016 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Colman, David Christopher John (full name); Colman, Dave Christopher John (nickname)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British musician and radio DJ|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 29, 1944|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Bristol|