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Evan Dando

Born Mar 4, 1967

Evan Griffith Dando is an American musician, best known for fronting the alternative rock band The Lemonheads. He is the only original member left in the current Lemonheads line-up, having served as lead singer since the band's original formation in 1986. He was married to English fashion model Elizabeth Moses until separating in 2010.… Read More

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  • Can't See 'em All!
    The Portland Mercury - Sep 07, 2012
  • For The Record: A Place To Feel Vinyl's Warmth
    East Windsor - Aug 31, 2012
  • Maria Rodale: Never Miss The Opening Act Plus 3 Great New Bands!
    Huffington Post - Jul 20, 2012
  • The Lemonheads @ The Venue, Derby
    The Silver Tongue - Apr 22, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Evan Dando.


1967 Birth Born on March 4, 1967.


1986 19 Years Old Along with school friend Ben Deily, he formed The Lemonheads at the Commonwealth School in Boston in 1986. The Lemonheads played their first show on August 18, 1986. At this stage they played punk rock, and were briefly known as the Whelps, until a name change in 1987 led to the birth of the Lemonheads, after a candy manufacturered by Ferrara Pan Candy Company which Dando noted was "sweet on the outside, and sour on the inside," possibly a metaphor for the band's sound. … Read More


1989 - 1992 3 More Events
1993 26 Years Old He also garnered attention in 1993 for admitting to smoking crack cocaine. … Read More
1994 27 Years Old 1 More Event
The Lemonheads then toured throughout 1994; Dando famously befriended Oasis and appeared at the band's live shows. … Read More
1996 29 Years Old In 1996, Dando assembled a new band, still called the Lemonheads, featuring old friends John Strohm and Murph (ex-Dinosaur Jr). … Read More


1997 30 Years Old The band toured successfully in 1997 and played a final gig at the Reading Festival, after which Dando promptly disappeared from view—due in no small part to his addiction to crack cocaine. … Read More
1999 32 Years Old Dando recorded a duet with Juliana Hatfield for the 1999 album, Return of the Grievous Angel: A Tribute to Gram Parsons. … Read More
2000 33 Years Old Dando started making public appearances again in late 2000 (jokingly stating that he had been doing "monitors for Enya"), singing with the Blake Babies and playing some acoustic shows.
2001 34 Years Old 1 More Event
A full acoustic world tour kicked off in earnest in early 2001, with Dando garnering some rave reviews and renewed interest in his back catalogue. … Read More
2002 35 Years Old Dando sings back-up on Mary Lorson's/Saint's Low's 2002 release Tricks for Dawn on the song "Long Way Down."
2003 36 Years Old In March 2003, Dando finally released his first proper solo album, Baby I'm Bored, to critical acclaim and a top 40 placing on the UK albums chart. … Read More
2005 38 Years Old In 2005, Dando put together a new lineup for the Lemonheads, consisting of Karl Alvarez and Bill Stevenson (both most known for their work with pop-punk pioneers, the Descendents) and signed to Vagrant Records. … Read More


2008 41 Years Old Despite the lack of an album to support, Dando, along with a new lineup featuring Vess Ruhtenberg and P. David Hazel of Beta Male, began a tumultuous tour of Europe in August 2008. … Read More
2010 43 Years Old …  He was married to English fashion model Elizabeth Moses until separating in 2010. … Read More
2011 44 Years Old In Spring and Summer of 2011, Evan Dando paired up again with Juliana Hatfield for a series of live performances where each played guitar and traded off vocals, alternating between one another's songs. … Read More
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