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The Sixties in Folk Music / 18. Sheri Geiger-Odenwald

From Blue Onion Carhop to Folk Singer
Sheri Geiger-Odenwald
I was on stage for the first time in 1960 at the Noctambulist in Santa Barbara at the age of 14. I was married and already pregnant with my first child, Theresa. I … Continue reading

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The Sixties in Folk Music / 16. Don Robertson

Folk Scene: The 1960s in Santa Barbara
Don Robertson
 In 1960 I attended Defiance College in Ohio. There was a beatnik fellow named “Doc” there. Both of us lived in WWII Quonset huts over that summer. Doc taught me to appreciate the … 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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