Another Biographical Fabrication Continues Pattern of Falsehoods
"Dan's live performance experience includes a world tour with the renown ACGC and appearances in such venues as Notre Dame Cathedral (Paris), St. Marco's Cathedral (Venice), St. Stephen's (Vienna), the Acropolis (Athens), and the American Embassies in Delhi, Tokyo, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Seoul."
Given the pop/New Age nature of Dan Brown's self-published CDs, ACGC would hardly be a typo for AC/DC ... although you might find a Black Sabbath in one of Brown's books.
What IS ACGC?
Dan is certainly not talking, but the web does. Take this article about Dan Brown in an Amherst College publication which contains the following: "Activities while at Amherst: Squash and Glee Club"
The article also contains the following: "Fondest Memories of Amherst: "The world tour with the Glee Club in 1983. It was amazing. We went to 13 or 14 countries for a few months."
From another Amherst publication, we have more details: "During his exploration of writing at the College Brown specifically loved playing the piano and feels that he was able to focus in on creating an original sound while he was here. His experiences singing and touring with the Glee Club opened his eyes to new things on their World Tour trip in 1983.
“I never would have seen [them] otherwise,” he said of the was a life altering experiences for him, exposing him to new cultures and peoples.
"He continues to be grateful to have attended an institution like Amherst where he had the opportunity to travel and observe all the different nuances of cultures outside of the U.S. The impression left on him by the 1983 trip has heavily influenced his books, in which the plot frequently jets from country to country."
I located an alum of Amherst from this time period who told me that the stops mentioned in the "reknown ACGC" were stops the Glee Club made.
Certainly this would be dismissable as a pathetic effort if it was an isolated case. But it is yet one more piece in an all-too-familiar PATTERN of falsehoods and deceptions into which we can put his statements that he never heard of me or my books. And yet another reason why putting him under oath could be disastrous.