Furthermore, Vietnamese news site Bao Moi reports Dao – under the name Dao Duy Anh – mastered traditional Vietnamese string instruments decades ago while forming Bach Viet, a band that consisted of medical students at Saigon National Music School.
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(L to R) Dao seen performing on YouTube. Dao bloodied following the United Airlines incident. Dao playing poker.
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In addition to being a doctor, composer and accomplished musician, Dao also studied culinary arts in 2004 at Louisville’s Sullivan University in Louisville, where he reportedly helped refine authentic Vietnamese dishes for pupils and professors. But turns out Dao is a man of many talents.
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When Dao persistently refused, overzealous airport officers yanked him from his seat and dragged him off the plane as horrified passengers looked on.
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Along with his sordid past, Dr. David Dao, the man ripped from his United Airlines seat earlier this week, also has a notable distant past.
Dao, 69, reportedly authored a pair of popular folk songs a half-century ago while living in Vietnam, according to the New York Post.
Dao was left battered and bloodied Sunday night when security at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport demanded he forfeit his seat to United crew members.
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He later fled Vietnam in 1975 before becoming a physician in the U.S.
A newly discovered clip of Dao performing "Come Together" in 2013 shows a lighter side to a physician who was originally profiled as a poker-loving doc once convicted of trading pills for sex after being booted from his Chicago-to-Louisville flight last weekend.
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Dao’s family is set to hold a press conference on Thursday with a legal team.
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