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Don Dokken

1953-06-29 Los Angeles, California, USA

Image of Don Dokken


Donald Maynard Dokken (born June 29, 1953) is an American heavy metal vocalist, best known for being the lead singer, occasional guitarist, and founder of the band Dokken. He is known for his vibrato-laden, melodic vocal style which has made him an influential figure in American hard rock and heavy metal. After enjoying mainstream success with Dokken, he parted ways with the band in 1988 and pursued a solo career. His 1990 solo album, Up from the Ashes, spawned two singles, and achieved modest success. He and drummer Mick Brown are the only remaining original members of Dokken. Don reformed Dokken in the early 1990s and has been continuing on with the band ever since. He released his second solo album, titled Solitary in 2008; it was a stylistic departure from his Dokken material.


The History of Metal and Horror Self 2021-09-17
Dokken - Return to the East Live 2016 singer 2018-04-20
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy Himself 2010-05-04
Dokken - Japan Live '95 2003-09-22
Dokken - One Live Night Vocals 2000-02-22
Dokken: Live from The Sun Himself 1999-07-01
Dokken Spectrum 1987 1987-01-01
Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions Himself 1986-01-01
Dokken - Unchain the Night Vocals 1986-01-01