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The Ballad of Don Lewis

Ned Augustenborg
Ned Augustenborg

“The Ballad of Don Lewis” is the story of a pioneering musician and electronic engineer whose genius and technological vision personified both the creative freedom and the institutional fears that defined the music industry during the 1970s & 80s.

An African American born in the projects of Dayton, Ohio; Don Lewis progresses from church organist, to touring with the Beach Boys, to performing at Carnegie Hall to studio sessions with the likes of Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson.

Don Lewis as a technical innovator, beat the odds in bringing joy to others; a man who fought victimization and struggled through alienation by pushing himself, and the music industry, into a future that Lewis continues to envision.