Duke Erikson

Duke Erikson
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Duke Erikson (right) performing with Garbage at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles in October 2015
Background information
Birth nameDouglas Elwin Erickson
Born (1951-01-15) January 15, 1951 (age 68)
Lyons, Nebraska, US
GenresRock, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, screenwriter, film producer, record producer
InstrumentsGuitar, keyboards, vocals
Years active1974–present
LabelsGeffen Records
A&E Records
Atlantic Records
Associated actsGarbage
Fire Town

Douglas Elwin "Duke" Erikson (born January 15, 1951, in Nebraska) is an American musician, songwriter, screenwriter, film producer and record producer, best known as a co-founder and guitarist in the alternative rock band Garbage. Garbage has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide.[1]

Early life

Duke Erikson was born in Lyons, a small rural community in Nebraska.[2] His first musical instrument was the piano, and his second was the guitar.[3] At the age of 16 he joined his first band, The British, which was inspired by his passion for the British beat movement.[4] Erikson operated the light show for The British which was constructed out of a cigar box and door hangers. “I ran that with my left hand while I played Farfisa organ with my right,” he commented.[3]

When Erikson completed high school, he attended Wayne State College where he studied drawing and painting, ultimately becoming a teaching assistant.[5][3]

Other Languages
العربية: ديوك إريكسون
تۆرکجه: دوک اریکسون
español: Duke Erikson
français: Duke Erikson
galego: Duke Erikson
italiano: Duke Erikson
Nederlands: Duke Erikson
português: Duke Erikson
русский: Эриксон, Дюк