A professional musician at the age of 14, DuQuette’s performing career took off in the late 60s, first as a solo opener for folk-singer Hoyt Axton, and comedian (presidential candidate) Pat Paulsen, then as half of the singing-songwriting duo, Charley D. & Milo (Epic Records* 1970). Their self-titled album received Billboard Magazine’s Spotlight Pick, and their second single, “The Word is Love” went to number one in a respectable number of markets throughout the US. Concerts and studio work with Arlo Guthrie, The Dillards, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Rivers (Rivers recorded the Harris/DuQuette song, “Movin’ to the Country,”** on his album, Home Grown) highlighted this season in DuQuette’s musical career.
His creative focus eventually switched from writing songs to writing books. He is one of the world’s formost experts on Aleister Crowley and Western Hermeticism. At last count he had 16 titles in print, in 12 languages, some of which are required reading for college level courses.
A 2006 Canadian television documentary on Crowley featured DuQuette extensively and prompted him to pick up his guitar and return to the stage and studio. He recently released his first studio album in 40 years, “I’m Baba Lon” and has embarked on a never ending tour of North America, the UK and parts unknown. A second CD, :Baba Lon II”, was release September 3rd, 2012. Although he’d like everyone to buy the CDs, he is not insisting that you actually listen to them.