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Musician Dies at 67

Recent Westport resident Duron A. "Al" Dainwood, a guitarist and vocalist, died Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Rosenthal Hospice Residence in Stamford. He was 67.

Dainwood was born March 26, 1943, in Dallas to the late Duron A. and Bessie (Smith) Dainwood. He moved to Westport in July to be near his sister, Sandra Wagenfeld of Weston.

In 1971, Dainwood moved to Houston to continue his career as a guitarist and vocalist. There, he developed a loyal following for his interpretations of songs from the "Great American Songbook," a compilation of popular American songs from the 20th century.

One of his favorites was "Here's that Rainy Day" by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke. For his work, Dainwood's reputation extended from the East Coast to the Isle of Wight.

In addition to his sister, he is survived by his daughter, Tiffanee Cook; niece Valerie Wagenfeld of California; and cousins Gerald, Hansel and Joey Dykema of Houston, Phyllis McConnell, Jane Stephens and Bill McKnight.

A private burial was held in Westport on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to the Rosenthal Hospice Residence, 100 Shelburne Road Stamford, CT 06902

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