Greg Dwinnell, founder/President of Orange County-based eggBERT Records, passed away peacefully at his home in Brea, CA, on Saturday, June 21, 2003, from complications brought on by esophogeal cancer. He was 42 years old.
Since 1992, Dwinnell, through his label, had brought many great acts to the national spotlight, including Jon Brion, The Posies, Tommy Keene, Wondermints, E (leader of eels), Dream Syndicate's Steve Wynn, The Continental Drifters, singer/songwriter Kristian Hoffman (Mumps), The Jigsaw Seen, Dramarama's John Easdale, Andrew, and many more...and that was just on one record (SING HOLLIES IN REVERSE)!
In just over 10 years, Dwinnell also released a magnificent Bee Gees tribute (MELODY FAIR), a VibroPhonic Records compilation, full-length CDs by such celebrated artists as Baby Lemonade's Mike Randle & Rusty Squeezebox, Action Figures, Mars Needs Women, solo LPs from the aforementioned Hoffman, Easdale and Andrew, as well as the Grammy-nominated Jigsaw Seen CD, ZENITH, and many more...over 23 in all.
Most recently, in conjunction with Wild Honey's David Jenkins and Paul Rock, Greg had produced an SRO concert tribute to Elvis Costello benefitting the USC Norris Cancer Center which was hosted by comedian Paul F. Tompkins and which featured, in addition to many of the above-named, performances by Aimee Mann, Michael Penn, The Naked Trucker and up-and-coming rock superstars Kennedy and The Like.
Dwinnell is survived by his mother, Sharon; his brother, Brian; and a star-studded galaxy of loved ones.