|Birthname||Jerrel Dean Beard|
|born on||31 August 1935 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Santa Anna (Coleman County), Texas, 31n45, 99w19|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°03' 02°39 Asc. 02°19'|
American rockabilly pioneer known as the "West Texas Wild Man" because of his energetic stage presence and piano-playing style.
In the mid-1950s he formed the West Texas band, Dean Beard and the Crew Cats, with Jimmy Seals and Dash Crofts, who later became the successful 1970s pop duo Seals & Crofts. They released the singles "Rakin' and Scrapin'" and "Party Party.” Beard continued to record for a variety of small labels throughout the 1960s. He remained a popular live act into the 1970s, despite having to battle crippling arthritis resulting from a car accident. He died in Coleman on 4 April 1989. Beard is an inductee of the West Texas Music Hall of Fame.
- associate relationship with Crofts, Dash (born 14 August 1938). Notes: music partnership
- associate relationship with Seals, Jimmy (born 17 October 1942). Notes: music partnership
Sy Scholfield from BC in hand: The BC filed on 4 October 1935 and signed by the physician gives 3:30 AM. A certificate signed by his father and stamped 4 September 1945 with the amended name "Gerald Dean Beard" gives a time of 1:15 AM.
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (pianist)