Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Sixties in Folk Music / 9. Peter Feldmann

A Swiss Hillbilly Discovers America
Peter Feldmann
My family emigrated from Switzerland shortly after World War II. I recall landing at Burbank Airport in the middle of August (LAX had not yet been built.) The temperature was an even 100 degrees. I … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 8. Ernie Brooks

Ernie Brooks
My Brush with a Career in Music
A slight but minor one to be sure, but I’ve enjoyed every moment (almost). Like most, my mother played the main role, because in the days just before, during, and after WWII, you … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 7. Howard Pelky

Howard Pelky
Times Were Good…
Foreword
I am convinced that I would never have accomplished the degree of musical ability that I have, whatever that may be, if not for the support and encouragement of my mother, Syble, all through my school years. … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 6. John Thomas

John Thomas
Music—A Lifelong Love Affair
The first sounds I can remember hearing were music. My dad had been lighting director and stage technician for the Brooklyn Opera Company, and his Victrola never stopped playing classical music and operas on those big … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 5. Phil Earl

Phil Earl
Math Major Plays in Folk Group,
Parents Not Amused
I started college in 1956 at the new campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara [they had just moved to their site next to the Santa Barbara Airport -PF] . … Continue reading

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