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Teenarama: Interview with Gene Chandler

Object Details

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Scope and Contents
During an interview with Beverly Lindsay-Johnson, singer and songwriter Gene Chandler, also known as 'The Duke of Earl' or 'The Duke,' spoke about the importance of the 1960 teenage dance shows to the beginning of his career and exposing his music to a wider audience, particularly nationally on American Bandstand; the differences when performing at Howard Theater, the Apollo Theater, and the Regal Theater; and his views on race and opportunity. The interview was part of the research for the documentary 'Dance Party: The Teenarama Story.'
Interview. Audio only. Poor audio quality. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Dated 19980523.
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Archival materials
Sound recordings
African Americans
D.C. hand dance
Television programs
African Americans on television
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Teenarama: Interview with Gene Chandler, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005292_A
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