Punk rock pioneer, country rock balladeer, and star of both the silver and television screen, John Doe has proven to be a resilient presence in American pop-culture since the late 1970’s.
Doe was born with the less than anonymous name John Duchac on February 25, 1954 in Decatur, Illinois, but moved to Baltimore, Maryland as a young man. In Baltimore, he played bass and sang in several rock bands, but he relocated to Venice, California in 1976 to pursue writing. After meeting writer and singer Exene Cervenka in a Venice poetry workshop, the two formed the highly influential punk band X, along with guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer D.J. Bonebrake.
X’s hook-filled, high-energy style of punk and... Read More