Eggers, Harold 2008-12-16

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Eggers describes his youth in great detail, including his family and specifically his brother Kevin and his work. Following he explains his time in Vietnam and then his work with Townes as his manager.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Harold Eggers

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Date: December 16, 2008

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:52:59


Background; Father’s relations; Father in the military; Military work in Africa; Mother’s lifestyle; Siblings; Baseball & Football; Schooling; Brother Kevin; Rebellious attitude; Working for an agency; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones; Birthday with The Rolling Stones; President of record label L.H.I.(Lee Hazlewood); Jaguar car accident; Created Poppy record label; Signing Townes van Zandt; Vietnam War; Draft; Air Force; Castle Air Force Base in California; Vietnam Ben Wah base; Shell Shock; Weed, alcohol, acid; Transfer to Saigon; Karate classes; Women in Saigon, girlfriend; Helicopters; Return from Vietnam; Shell Shock; American attitude towards returning soldiers; Cab driver job in New York; Brother Kevin’s Utopia record label with; Road manager for Magma French band; Long Island carpentry; Weed; Failed marriage; Move to Nashville; Managing Townes; Living & working with Townes; Lamar Fike; Learning from Towns; Influencing each other; College in Long Island; Spring Waters gig; Billy Joe; Fiddle player; Fights; Kevin’s mistrust; Marriage chainsaw incident.

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