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Dan Auerbach

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Dan Auerbach is a Grammy-award-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer from Akron, Ohio. He is best known as one-half of the blues-rock duo The Black Keys (with Patrick Carney). Auerbach has also recorded as a solo artist and produced records by artists like Dr. John, Hacienda, and Lana Del Rey.

Oct 2013

Produces Lana Del Rey album

Produces

Auerbach produces Del Rey’s major label debut, Ultraviolence, at his Nashville studio. His influence is felt through blues and psychedelic guitar touches. The collaboration begins when the two meet at a New York strip club, with both artists interested in recreating a 1970s sound.

The thing about Dan is that he comes from that DIY place and actually so do I, in a way. So there was a sense of freedom from working with him. He loved that everyone kept saying, ‘Dan, are you going to make it bigger?’ and he was like, ‘No, Lana is just going to make it more personal’.

The recording for album track Brooklyn Baby is originally scheduled to be a duet with Lou Reed, bu Reed dies on the day they were supposed to record.

22 Aug, 2013

Divorce settlement: $5m and ‘Bob Dylan’s Hair’

Divorce

TMZ obtains court documents detailing the finalized divorce settlement between Auerbach and Gonis. Gonis will receive over $5 million, a 2012 Toyota Highlander, and an asset described as “Bob Dylan’s Hair.”

It’s unclear how the hair was obtained … when it was obtained … if the hair contains any product … etc. — but the point is, Dan agreed to part ways with it in the divorce.

6 Aug, 2013

Accuses Gonis of endangering daughter

Accusation

Auerbach accuses estranged wife Gonis of endangering their daughter Sadie, saying his wife tried to commit suicide twice in one day: once by cutting her leg open in front of Sadie, and then by trying to burn the house down. Gonis responds by saying the leg gash was due to years of abuse in the marriage, and that the fire was an accident. Auerbach receives temporary custody of his daughter while Gonis gets supervised visitation rights until the judge is “convinced she’s mentally stable and is not putting their daughter at risk.”

2008

Sadie Little Auerbach born

Birth

Sadie Little Auerbach is born. The lyrics to “Strange Times” (off of the 2008 album Attack & Release) feature a reference to Sadie:

Sadie, Dry Your Tears,

I will be the one.

To pull you through the Mere,

Before you come, before you come undone.

1998

Attends University of Akron

Attends College

Auerbach attends college. He gets Kimbrough’s album during his first year and is inspired to drop out and  pursue music seriously.

When I heard his album All Night Long, I dropped out of college and started playing seriously. His shit is weird North Mississippi dance music. He came up with his own style, influenced by local folks. He had the bravery to try something different.

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