Born 1944 in Los Angeles, CA. In 1948 moved to Saudi Arabia with his mother to join his father who worked for the Arabian American Oil Company (Aramco)located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
At the young age of 11 years, Dannee found himself enrolled at the Institute Montana Zugerberg, an all boys international school in Switzerland. It was here that drums became a strong influence. His very first drum set was a pair of brushes and a set of bongo drums. His favorite musical stars at the time were Elvis Presley, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. Along with singing, Dannee played the guitar and the drums.