first National act that Dan joined was "The
Melting Pot Band" on Capricorn Records in
1969 replacing the guitar player who had been
injured. In late 1975 Dan was living in St.
Petersburg, Florida and making three-dollars a
night playing for the door.
guys from the band Dan was playing with got a call
from Dickey Betts and went to join him to start the
"Dickey Betts and Great Southern
Band". They said he was looking for a
guitar player and that they would try to get me an
audition. Dan didn't feel he had a chance at an
audition, let alone the gig.
few days later, Dan was coming in from the
pool and the phone was ringing from a
booth just outside his apartment door, it
kept ringing and ringing. Finally he'd had
enough and answered it. A voice on the
other end said, "I am looking for Dan
Toler, this is Dickey Betts calling"
and Dan said "yeah right" and hung
up the phone.
he called back and they talked for a while. During
the conversation, he offered to fly Dan to Macon,
Georgia for a look-see. Dan gave 'em his best stuff
at the audition and it must've paid off because a
few days later, he was part of the band.
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