Tom Rapp

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Tom Rapp


Singer, composer, and cult icon Tom Rapp, the mastermind behind psychedelic folk band Pearls Before Swine, was born in Bottineau, North Dakota in 1947. After writing his first song at age six, he began performing at local talent shows, and as a teen, bested a young Bob Dylan at one such event. Upon relocating to Melbourne, Florida, Rapp formed Pearls Before Swine in 1965, recording a demo which he then sent to the ESP-Disk label; the company quickly signed the group, and they so... Read more

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