Beard, Dean

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Beard, Dean Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°03' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°39 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia (German)


  • associate relationship with Crofts, Dash (born 14 August 1938). Notes: music partnership
  • associate relationship with Seals, Jimmy (born 17 October 1942). Notes: music partnership


Source Notes

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)