In 1999, when the internet was still new, I had the idea to develop a website that would chronicle the story of the Dayton entertainment scene from the eyes of the folks that performed it. I lived some of it, and have met a lot of the other guys that lived it alongside me.
I called upon a few of my contemporaries (The DMG Think Tank) and they helped me to breathe life into the original Dayton Music Guide. Dana Meyers, Charles Carter, Otis Stokes, Lamar Webster, John Mortimer and Tommy Henderson were the backbone of our little encyclopedia. Along the way various concerned citizens have submitted pictures and tidbits of information, but we had a server crash and some facts, although archived are no longer valid. It’s been a long, 17 year labor of love and the internet has peeked far beyond its original dimensions. So, we’re putting the band back together and we’re putting the call out for all hands on deck as we reshape and re-launch the New DMG.
Lamar Webster took the DMG one step further and created the DMG Facebook Group, and it has become a hallmark social media gathering. A lot of pictures, music, and autobiographical musings have graced the group. Some of it has been captured in my archives and will eventually be posted to the DMG Website. We’re talking about Dayton, Ohio – the land of funk, and the home of international entertainers, championship athletes, comedians, and actors. If you have a memory, info old or new or if your name, the name of your group, friend or cousin should be on this site for prosperity, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.