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Occult Expert and Author Returns to Musical Roots at the Chance Theater

Lon Milo DuQuette's "I'm Baba Lon" set for release March 9th

ANAHEIM HILLS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 — The Chance Theater will be hosting a special CD release event featuring Lon Milo DuQuette, March 9th at 8pm. DuQuette, a prolific author and Aleister Crowley disciple, previously recorded two singles and an album for Epic Records before retiring to focus on his family and the study and exploration of the occult. His new album, "I'm Baba Lon," recorded for Ninety Three Records, marks his return to his roots as an evocative and entertaining folk singer.

Formerly half of the 1970's duo Charley D. & Milo, DuQuette spent a colorful decade in Hollywood recording his own songs for Epic Records, writing and recording with Johnny Rivers, opening for Sammy Davis Jr. and performing with Arlo Guthrie. In 1977, Lon took a break from turbulent tour life and settled with his wife and son in Costa Mesa.

For the next 25 years he worked outside the music industry and quietly pursued his passion for mysticism, particularly the work of controversial English occultist Aleister Crowley (1875-1947). DuQuette began writing professionally in 1988 and has since published 16 books (translated in 12 languages). Mr. DuQuette lectures worldwide on Western Hermeticism and related topics and is the current United States Deputy Grand Master of Ordo Templis Orientis.

In 2005 a Canadian documentary crew cajoled him into performing a few of his old songs for broadcast. Two self-recorded CDs and a new record contract followed and, at 63, he's back on stage with what he considers to be his best material.

"It seems very natural to be doing this at this season of my life," says DuQuette. "It's like living 'Act III' of a musical comedy written by H.P. Lovecraft."

DuQuette recorded most of the new material at local studio Nourse by Northwest over a three-month period, using a number of prominent studio musicians, including Jason Chesney (bass), Probyn Gregory (trumpet), Michael Starr (violin/mandolin) and Rick Shea (pedal steel).

About Lon Milo DuQuette

Born in Long Beach, California and raised in Columbus, Nebraska, he was an aspiring studio musician and recording artist in the 1970s, releasing two singles and an album, Charley D. and Milo, on Epic Records. DuQuette has written numerous books on Western mystical traditions, including Freemasonry, Tarot, Qabalah, ceremonial magic, the Enochian magic of Dr. John Dee, and spirit evocation, Goetia. His autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, is a required text for two classes at DePaul University, Chicago.

Many of DuQuette's books have been dedicated to analyzing and exploring the works of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), an English occultist, author, poet and philosopher.

DuQuette occasionally appears on radio and television as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult.


Alan Corcoran
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