Will McLean Memorial Tribute at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date: May 26, 1991

Source: S1576 , T91-52, T91-53

Type: Sound

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Description

  • Two reel to reel recordings. Rogers served as emcee. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname for the hat he usually wore, authored over 3500 songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990 from cancer, the year after he won the Florida Folk Heritage award. In 1996, he was inducted in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Images from the tribute can be found in S 1577, v. 60, slides S92-592 through S92-634. A video of the tribute can be found in S 1615, video FV-58.

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