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Name: D. Boon  
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Date of Birth: 1st April 1958
Place of Birth: San Pedro, California, USA
Profession: Composer
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D. Boon, born Dennes Dale Boon (April 1, 1958 - December 22, 1985) was the guitarist and lead singer of punk rock group The Minutemen.

Born in San Pedro, California, Boon formed the band in the late 1970s with childhood friend Mike Watt on bass, and George Hurley on drums.

Boon's guitar style is very distinct; he frequently set the equalization on his amplifier so that only the treble frequencies were heard - the bass and midrange frequencies would be turned off completely.

Boon is responsible for the writing and composition of the Minutemen's most anthemic songs, including "This Ain't No Picnic, Corona, "The Price Of Paradise, and Courage. A lifelong artist, Boon also created drawings or paintings for the Minutemen releases Joy, The Punch Line, What Makes a Man Start Fires?, The Politics of Time, Project: Mersh and 3-Way Tie (For Last).

The Minutemen continued until December 22, 1985, when Boon was killed in a van accident in Tucson, Arizona. Because he had been sick with a fever, Boon was lying down in the rear of the van without a seatbelt when the van ran off the road. Boon was thrown out the back door of the van and died instantly from a broken neck. The band immediately dissolved, though Watt and Hurley would form the band fIREHOSE soon after. The live album Ballot Result was released in 1987, two years after Boon's death.

From the first fIREHOSE album up to the present, Mike Watt has dedicated every record he has worked on - be it fIREHOSE, solo, or otherwise - to D. Boon's memory.

In 2003, former D. Boon roommate Richard Derrick released the CD D. Boon And Friends, a collection of jam session tapes he did with D. Boon, and rare Boon solo performances, as the first release on his Box-O-Plenty Records label. Mike Watt authorized the release and provided technical assistance and liner notes.

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