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Folder 18 Lee, Harold interviewed by Charles E. Austin, July 3, 1997

Lee, Harold, a percussionist and fifty year Union member who began playing in the 40s in the Pittsburgh area, traveled with the Navy Band until 1946 when he returned and continued to perform in the Pittsburgh area. [T1S1] First performance; participation in Langley High School band; private lessons; traveling with the Navy Band; playing at Pittsburgh clubs; the Union clique; the Club; younger musicians; reading music; mechanical vs. natural musicianship; the theater circuit; expected price for performances; childhood inspiration; performing with the Carnival.

[T1S2] Children’s participation in music; the WPA band; MPT funds; Local 471 officers; the Union merger; advice to younger musicians; Union inclusion of African American musicians in publicized performances; gospel music; biographical information; fifty year card.