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Vic Willis

December 31, 1969 OH206 96 min.


Country performer and businessman. Born May 31, 1922. Died January 15, 1995. Full name: John Victor Willis. With his brothers, Guy and Skeeter, performed as the Oklahoma Wranglers and later the Willis Brothers. Popular Grand Ole Opry performer until his death.

Interview Summary

[ca. 1975]
(1 hour, 36 minutes)
Willis Brothers member, Vic Willis talks about the music business. Discussion includes their 1946 start on the Grand Ole Opry; their 1946 recording sessions for Hank Williams; their 1946 Sterling recordings; their recording studio work; the start of their music career; comments on changes in the country music industry; comments on the Association of Country Entertainers (ACE) organization; and memories of their work in the commercial jingle business.

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