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Lon Milo DuQuette

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, Lon was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on the Epic Records label. He and his partner Charles Dennis Harris (now Charley Packard), opened for Hoyt Axton, Arlo Guthrie and performed with Sammy Davis Jr.

In 1972, he quit the music business and for the next 25 years he pursued his interest in mysticism, particularly the work of Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). DuQuette began writing professionally in 1988 and has since published 16 books (translated in 12 languages).

A 2005 gift of a ukelele re-ignited his interest in music. Two self released CD's and a new record contract followed. In March of 2012, DuQuette released "I'm Baba Lon" on Ninety Three Records, his first studio album in 40 years. He followed up with "Baba Lon II" in September 2012.

His third CD, "Gentle Heretic", released Halloween, 2013, included the single, Bernice, which won First Prize in the 2013 Competition Alley US Open Mic Singer Songwriter competition. Later that year he released, "I'm Scared", an musical essay on American gun culture.

Recently, 21 of Lon's fan favorites were put together into "Sweet Baba Lon", a sort of "Best of" collection plus two previously unreleased tracks: "Don't Write Me Off" and "Club Pere Lachaise." Collect 'em all!