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Dave Mason

Birth date: May 10, 1946
Birth country: United Kingdom
Birth place: Worcester, England
Instruments: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Mellotron, Sitar, Vocals, Lead guitar


Bands

Traffic (1967; 1968; 1971)
Revolution (1966)
Hellions (1963 - 1965)

Biography

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    David Thomas "Dave" Mason is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Worcester, who first found fame with the rock band Traffic.

    In his long career, Mason has played and recorded with many of the era's most notable pop and rock musicians, including: Paul McCartneyGeorge Harrison, Rolling StonesJimi Hendrix, Eric ClaptonMichael JacksonDavid CrosbyGraham NashSteve WinwoodFleetwood MacDelaney Bramlett, and Cass Elliot.

     One of Mason's best known songs is "Feelin' Alright", recorded by Traffic in 1968 and later by many other performers, including Joe Cocker, who had a major hit with the song in 1969. For Traffic, he also wrote "Hole in My Shoe", a psychedelic pop song that became a hit in its own right. "We Just Disagree", Mason's 1977 solo US hit written by Jim Krueger, has become a staple of US Classic Hits and Adult Contemporary radio playlists.

     In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of Traffic.

    Mason is a proponent of music education for children. In 2005, he signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization that provides free musical instruments and lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.S. He sits on the organization's board of directors as an honorary member. Mason also is a founding board member of Yoga Blue, a non-profit organization devoted to teaching yoga and other holistic practices to those recovering from substance abuse and other self-destructive disorders. Mason, together with his longtime friend John Niekrash, is also involved in the program Work Vessels for Veterans (WVFV), an all volunteer movement that provides veterans transitioning to civilian work with tools that have ranged from computers to boats to tractors.


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