Perry Carter (lead)

An accomplished musician and arranger, Perry is responsible for many of the excellent custom arrangements that are still in the Dapper Dans repertoire today, especially ones utilizing the Deagan Organ Chimes such as "All In The Golden Afternoon," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "Standing On The Corner." Some of his vocal arrangements include "When I See An Elephant Fly," "Jeanie With The Light Brown Hair," and "Dear Hearts And Gentle People." Perry transcribed many songs that had been passed down orally through previous years and notated them for ease of learning and preservation. He also catalogued and organized the music library for the group at the time - a large task indeed. Perry sang previously in the Dapper Dans in the early 1960s and after a stint in the early 1980s returned to be a sub in the late 1990s.