Welch, Ron 1979-03-15

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Ron Welch, a Lubbock resident, talks about teenage life in Lubbock during the 1950s. He also recalls the rise of Buddy Holly as a rock ‘n roll musician.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Ron Welch

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: March 15, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Larry Z. Scott

Length: 35 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Buddy Holly, Spot appearances, Car dealerships, Teenage dances, Musical style, Village Theater performance (1957), Stage presence, Teenage hangouts, Bamboo Club, Atmosphere, Rockola, Youth Center, Teenager’s view, Country music, Buddy Holly, Personality, Relationship with local teenagers, Adults’ disapproval of "rock ‘n roll" music, Raids, Little Richard dance, Bamboo Club, Buddy Holly (again), General resentment among teenagers toward Holly, Cruel jokes aimed at Holly, "Decent kid" entertainment, Elvis Presley concert, Stories associated with Elvis, Teenage gangs, Matadors, Love Bandits, Buddy and Bob Show, Radio program, Buddy Holly (again), Youth Center, Newspaper articles, Criticisms, Teenage dancing, Racial overtones, Dances, Segregated.

Tape 1, Side 2: Cotton Club, Fighting at the clubs, Little Richard dance (August 1956), Confrontation between Mexican-Americans and Anglos.

Range Dates: 1950s

Bulk Dates: 1956-1957

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