Interview Rose Lee Maphis, June 6, 2007

Project: Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Rose Lee Maphis talks about her childhood and her introduction to music. She talks about the formation of the band The Four Girls, which consisted of Maphis, Mary and Dottie Klick, and Betty Ann Gower. She discusses their experiences recording music, working for radio station WRBA, and touring. She talks about meeting her husband, fellow musician Joe Maphis. She talks about performing with her husband, and writing and recording music. For the last portion of the interview, Maphis examines old photographs and explains their contents.

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2018oh261_ibmm055

Interviewee Name

Rose Lee Maphis

Interviewer Name

Ramona Jones

Interview Date

2007-06-06

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Maphis, Rose Lee Interview by Ramona Jones. 06 Jun. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Maphis, R.L. (2007, June 06). Interview by R. Jones. Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Maphis, Rose Lee, interview by Ramona Jones. June 06, 2007, Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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