A Brief Musical Biography
1950 - Born Gary David Holland on March 21 at Fort Benning, Georgia.
1957 - 1959 - Lived in Wurzburg, Germany. Had no TV for 3 years. We had American radio and records and American movies. During this time nearly every waking moment was filled with music, particularly the new form of American music called Rock and Roll.
1962 - Began playing drums, taking lessons from a neighbor across the street.
1964 - The Beatles! Need I say more? Life was forever changed from that moment on.
1965 - Joined my first rock band. Had a long succession of band names, never got out of the basement.
1966 - Played my first PAYING gig. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. I continued playing with local bands until 1968.
1975 - Began playing with bands again. Played regularly until 2002.
1999 - I met Johnny Parker at Butts Mill Farm in Pine Mountain, Georgia. I worked regularly at the farm as a musician, DJ, Karaoke host, Bingo caller, announcer and sound tech for recording acts such as the Drifters, the Tams, the Coasters, and many more during the summer concert series. It was at Butts Mill Farm that DJ GARY-D was born.
I have hosted parties at Butts Mill Farm and independently for such companies as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, AFLAC, Richard Davis Ford Dealers, Uniroyal, Kimberly-Clark, the Growing Room, Rivertown Dental Care, Coca Cola and many others.
As DJ GARY-D I have hosted for numerous birthday parties, Halloween parties, Christmas parties, New Year's Eve parties, Mardi Gras events, private parties, company parties and picnics, high school and elementary school dances, class reunions, weddings and receptions, sorority parties, grand openings, car shows, dance clubs, yard parties, Sweet Sixteen parties, Ballroom Dance clubs, retirement communities, Gospel shows, church events, Black History events, charity events and fundraisers and so many, many more. I have performed at countless venues in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
I try every day to live up to the title:
DJ GARY-D The DJ For All Occasions with Music For all Generations
Wherever your venue and whatever your occasion I look forward to serving you.