The author is an original member of the Swingin' Medallions. The group was formed in
1962. He was born in Belton, S. C. and raised in Greenwood, S. C. He graduated from Lander
University there in Greenwood. He taught Junior High School Algebra for five years. He played
full time with the group until1974. He then played with a group called the Barrons to fulfill his
need for music. He continues to perform with the Medallions several times each year whenever
they are in the area. He stays in touch with the bands members on a regular basis. After retiring
from the Medallions, he worked in both wholesale and retail sales for over thirty five years. He
now lives on top of a mountain in Columbus, N. C. with his fiance.