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Laura Lee Perkins Discusses Her Musical Career

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Title

Laura Lee Perkins Discusses Her Musical Career

Description

An interview conducted by phone with Laura Lee Perkins on 11 January 2011. Perkins talks about moving from a coal mining town in West Virginia to northeast Ohio, where she was a discovered by DJ Jeff Baxter and encouraged to record rock and roll. She describes recording for Imperial records in California and meeting Ricky Nelson and working with his session musicians. She then relocated to Detroit, Michigan, where her aunt helped her with her career and she began touring as "Laura Leigh." Perkins refers several times to a magazine story about herself: Craig "Bones" Maki, "Laura Lee Perkins Isn't Lost!" Blue Suede News (Spring 2005), pp. 19–23.

Date

11 November 2011

Rights

(c) 2011

Format

.mp3

Language

English

Interview Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Branstetter, Leah

Interviewee

Perkins, Alice Faye (aka Laura Lee Perkins)

Transcription

[Text transcription forthcoming]

Duration

31:47

Files

Laura Lee Perkins Interview.mp3

Citation

“Laura Lee Perkins Discusses Her Musical Career,” Women in Rock & Roll's First Wave, accessed November 15, 2019, http://www.womeninrockproject.org/omeka/items/show/9.