Daryl is a childhood acquaintance of Steve Hackett's, back
when he used to live in Iowa. Daryl used to regularly pummel
Stephen every day as he left his small Iowa farm house to
walk the ten miles to his one-room schoolhouse. After Stephen
left for England, Daryl was left as the next pitiful child
in the area, and so became the new brunt of everyone's abuse.
During one particularly severe beating, he picked up a small
banjo that was lying nearby to defend himself. Since then,
the guitar has been his only love, and he sleeps with a Gibson
every night. 'It's kind of ironic that me and Steve ended
up playing for the same band,' comments Daryl. He pauses,
then chuckles, 'He was a great kid. Things really worked out
with him and Satan. I'm glad.'
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