Spencer, Gordon (1933-2018)
- Existence: 1933 - 2018
Gordon Spencer was a DJ and radio personality who was known for his incredible passion for jazz and classical music. He spent his life working in radio and interviewed many remarkable musicians and composers of the 20th century including Ravi Shankar, Leopold Stokowski, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Moondog, Philip Glass, Tony Scott, and many others.
For a detailed autobiography, please visit Station Breaks 2 by Gordon Spencer
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Gordon Spencer Collection
Scope and Contents Consists of audio recordings of Spencer's unpublished interviews and oral histories of prominent jazz and contemporary classical artists. The interviewees include Ravi Shankar, Leopold Stokowski, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Billy Holiday, Moondog, Philip Glass, Tony Scott, and many others, reflecting upon music, life experiences, relationships, and societal issues. They will prove useful to the fields of history, musical performance, music education, musicology,...
Dates: 1955 - 2004