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The mission of DC Legendary Musicians (“DCLM”) is to preserve, protect and promote the artistic legacy, contributions and well-being of Washington, DC’s professional musicians. Washington, DC has long been an overlooked center of music, despite its dynamic night club industry and the historical Howard Theatre. In particular, Washington, DC never has had a successful recording industry, a key reason why many professional musicians – including native Washingtonians – have left the city in pursuit of professional opportunity and success.



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William DeVaughn

William DeVaughn learned to play the piano from watching musicians at the East Capitol Recreation Center in Southeast Washington, DC. Influenced by Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, DeVaughn started a trio called the Dacrons with Steve Wade and Leon MacManus. Shortly after the group broke up, he answered an ad in Billboard Magazine from a […]

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