Dean, Don 1969-04-03

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Don Dean, brother of singer Jimmy Dean, talks about his family and childhood, and his brother’s career in country and western music.

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Interviewee Name: Don Dean

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Date: April 3, 1969

Location: Plainview, Texas

Interviewer: Dr. Charles Townsend

Length: 45 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Don Dean - brief biography, Family background, Childhood, Education, Jimmy Dean - Music background, First performances, Forms his own band, Home life - boat, Recording business, First hit, Television shows, Anecdote about Roger Miller, Personal appearances, Musicians who influenced him, Place in country music, Wide spread appeal, Music style and personality, Song-writing

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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