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Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band

Music for the People, Revised and Updated

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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743493826 | 
  • June 2004
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In the Beginning
The story of Dave Matthews Band begins so far away from the stadiums the quintet would someday pack to capacity. It starts in Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 9, 1967, when David John Matthews was born to John and Val Matthews. During her pregnancy, Val listened to a lot of Vivaldi and years later some would joke that this early exposure to music would tune the then-unborn Matthews's ear for the art.
South Africa was not the ideal place to raise a child at the time. The white Afrikaners had officially gained their independence from Great Britain less than ten years earlier in 1958. In the years following, there was an... see more

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About the Author

Nevin Martell

Nevin Martell worked in new media at Atlantic Records in New York after graduating from Vassar College. His work has appeared in Ray Gun, High Times, and many online 'zines. He lives in Manhattan and writes full time. He can be e-mailed at




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