NAME: Don “Diego” Ackerman
BAND AFFILIATION: Diego, Five O’Clock Charlie, Imagining Lennon, New Santa Monica Flyers
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, Drums, Banjo, Keyboards. I own a fiddle, too, but I don’t claim to know how to play it…yet.
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … My father had a great collection of albums that I listened to from infancy and still listen to today. CCR’s “Pendulum,” the Steve Miller Band’s “Greatest Hits,” Neil Young’s “After The Goldrush,” the Beatles, Iron Butterfly, Rare Earth…the list goes on. But the first album I ever bought was Kiss – actually Peter Criss’ solo album. In 1978, Kiss released four solo albums – one from each member of the band. I got them all eventually, but Peter Criss was my hero, so that one was first.