Beard was born in Santa Anna, Texas. He was the son of Raymond and Opral Baker Beard. He lived in Coleman most of his life. In high school, he and his friends formed a band called the Crew Cats. He played at a night club with Elvis Presley. The record had very little success and so did the label. In andhe recorded for Sun Recordsbut none of his songs were released. Inhe recorded "Rakin' and Scrapin'" on Edmoral records, and another version a month later at Atlantic Records.
He kept making records for Atlantic such as "Party Party". Earlier that year, he teamed up with Slim Willet to write songs together. He recorded for Challenge Records inand was also a pianist with The Champswho also had a contract with that label. Inhe got fired from the Champs because he was accused of taking part of the cut meant for Seals and Croftsbut made one more record You Are My Words (Extended Mix) - Various - Promo Mix Only For D.J. Challenge that Dean Beard - On My Mind Again / Rakin And Scrapin.
His last single was in for Sims records. He achieved recognition in the 70s and 80s playing live music. He died in Coleman, Texas Hospital on April Two Steps Into Suburbia - Various - Culmination, from health problems. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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