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Rose Maddox

January 25, 1985 OHC178 110 min.


Country performer. Born August 15, 1925. Died April 15, 1998. Full name: Roselea Arbana Maddox. During the 1940s-1950s performed with her brothers as the Maddox Brothers and Rose, a very popular West Coast-based country act. Early 1960s pursued a career as a solo performer and recorded several successful duets with Buck Owens, including “Loose Talk” (1961).

Interview Summary

1985 January 25
(1 hour, 50 minutes)
Rose Maddox recalls highlights from the career of the Maddox Brothers & Rose. Discussion includes her childhood move to California; living in California during the Depression; the start of their music career; their performance style; the growth of their popularity after World War II; experiences as traveling performers during the late 1940s and 1950s; working with Elvis Presley and Marty Robbins; working on the Louisiana Hayride, Grand Ole Opry, and Hometown Jamboree; working with different record labels, including Four Star and Columbia; and memories of her work as a solo performer, including the duets with Buck Owens.

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