DENNIS  LESEA

 

Image colorized. AZ
Image colorized. AZ

 

Born : 17th March, 1943      - Richmond, California, USA

Died : 5th December, 2021  - Meherana, California, USA

Married : 1. Tricia ( deceased ) - they had 3 daughters. They lived in Sacremento, CA.

                  2.  Marianne

AMERICAN

 

Musician - he loved playing the Blues !!

 

Dennis Lesea went to Berkeley High School with Harold Jamison and Ed Van Buskirk. Later, the 3 owned the Arbor Cafe in Berkeley together. This was a macro biotic little restaurant dedicated to Meher Baba.

 

Dennis travelled with Ed Van Buskirk and Robert Dreyfuss to India with Fredella's NY group in early 1969, to attend Meher Baba's Last Darshan at Guruprasad, Poona ( Pune ). 

 

Alan Talbot & Buck Busfield re-acquainted with Dennis and brought him back into the group. He moved to Mariposa and along with his wife Marianne, they were the caretakers there.

 

Dennis had suffered with a heart condition and died from heart complications.

 

Dennis was an accomplished musician playing primarily his beloved 'blues' music. He released a CD recording.

 

 

Dennis recollecting his visit to India in 1969. Image courtesy of Ursula Reinhart.
Dennis recollecting his visit to India in 1969. Image courtesy of Ursula Reinhart.

 

Click on the web-links to see Dennis play on video.

 

This first video has Dennis playing a beautiful rendition of " Begin the Beguine "

https://www.facebook.com/100001531174714/videos/1836450883082600/

 

https://www.facebook.com/dennis.lesea/videos/2414793078581708

 

Dennis performing at Meherana Spiritual Center, Mariposa, Nth CA. Image courtesy of Raine Eastman-Gannett.
Dennis performing at Meherana Spiritual Center, Mariposa, Nth CA. Image courtesy of Raine Eastman-Gannett.