Donald Gene "Don" Fleming (born September 25, 1957 in Valdosta, Georgia) is an American musician, best known for being the frontman of Velvet Monkeys, B.A.L.L., and Gumball.
Fleming started his musical career with the Velvet Monkeys in the early '80s. In July 1982 the band released their debut Everything is Right on cassette tape. This album was re-released in 2011 on cd.
He was also a member of Dim Stars and Half Japanese. He is more widely known as a record producer for Sonic Youth, Hole, Teenage Fanclub, and The Posies.
He played in the project Foot with Thurston Moore and Jimbo (aka Jim Dunbar). And in Walter Sears with Tom Smith, Thurston Moore, Steve Shelley, Sean Lennon, Jim Dunbar and Rat Bastard.
With Julia Cafritz, Kim Rancourt, Joe Defilipps and Tom Smith he played in Gravy.
The Backbeat Band was a band formed in 1994 consisting of Greg Dulli (Vocals), Don Fleming (Guitar, vocals), Dave Grohl (Drums), Mike Mills (Bass, vocals), Thurston Moore (Guitar), Dave Pirner (Vocals). Idlewild was a 1992 band with Kim Rancourt (Vocals), Don Fleming (Guitar, bass, organ) and Jay Spiegel (Drums) in the line up.
Global Jukebox project:
Fleming serves as executive director of the Association for Cultural Equity where he has spent 20 years working on the conservation and publication of the musical collection of Alan Lomax.