Name Paul Dean
Labels Capitol, Columbia
|Years active 1972–present|
|Born February 19, 1946 (age 77) , Vancouver, BC, Canada (1946-02-19) |
Associated acts CannonballGreat Canadian Rat RaceCanadaScrubbaloe CaineBrutusStreetheartLoverboy
Music groups Loverboy (Since 1979), Streetheart (1976 – 1979)
Awards Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
Similar Mike Reno, Scott Smith (musician), Ken Sinnaeve
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Growing up in Calgary, Alberta, Dean first started playing washtub bass at the age of 12, then a plastic wind-up ukulele which he had received for Christmas at the age of 13. He had received his first guitar 2 months later, an acoustic, which he smashed playing badminton with it when he saved to buy his first electric guitar, later that summer.
Dean's early musical influences included Duane Eddy, Luther Perkins, Hank Marvin, The Ventures, The Fireballs, Johnny and the Hurricanes, and later Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Boston.
Dean then met drummer Matt Frenette and joined Streetheart in Regina, Saskatchewan in 1977. Dean, along with singer Kenny Shields, keyboard player Daryl Gutheil, bassist Ken Sinnaeve and drummer Matt Frenette released their debut album Meanwhile Back in Paris in 1978.
In 1979, Dean and Frenette left Streetheart and returned to Calgary where they formed Loverboy with singer Mike Reno. Loverboy has since produced seven studio albums plus compilations and live albums, and a number of hit singles in Canada and the United States.
In 1989, Dean released his first solo album called Hard Core. The album is composed of nine tracks with songs co-written by other 80's artists such as Bryan Adams and Paul Stanley (of Kiss fame). His second solo album, 1995's Machine, featured a blues sound with guest appearance from Reno. Dean released a third solo album in 1997 titled Blackstone.
Dean continues to tour and play live shows with Loverboy. The band's album, Just Getting Started, was initially released exclusively through Wal-Mart on October 30, 2007 and is now available on iTunes. Loverboy had a headlining spot at the 2007 Grey Cup party in Toronto.
At the 2009 Juno Awards Dean was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as a member of Loverboy. The band's latest album was released in 2014.
Paul Dean currently lives in Vancouver with his wife and son.
Dean plays modified Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul guitars with Gibson T500 pickups, GHS Boomers guitar strings, modified Marshall 900 50 watt - 4500 amplifiers, Marshall 1960 speaker cabinets, Sennheiser wireless systems, TC Electronic G-System and Dunlop 60 guitar picks.