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Ted Johnson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project

Interviewee(s):
Johnson, Ted
Interviewer(s):
Washburn, David
Title:
Ted Johnson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project
Abstract:
An Oakland native, Johnson managed and played accordion for Dude Martin and his Roundup Gang. The country music group played throughout the Bay Area during the late 1930s, but settled down in Richmond during the war, often playing five nights a week at East Shore Park. Martin's band was a popular radio act in the Bay Area for years for much of the 1930s-1940s. Discusses: Music and radio Commerce, Industry, and Labor in Richmond, Oakland, and San Francisco, county music in the Bay Area, Swedish community in Oakland, music venue "The Barn" at East Shore Park in Richmond, the crowd at "The Barn," relations with the City of Richmond and police, musician's union in Oakland.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Commerce, Industry, and Labor
Interview date(s):
2003
Project:
Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front
Oskicat record:
b10260704
Rights:
Johnson, Ted. "Ted Johnson: Rosie The Riveter World War II American Home Front Oral History Project." Interview by David Washburn in 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2007.