Hartford, John

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Country music performer. Born December 30, 1937. Died June 4, 2001. Real name: John Cowan Harford. Career most active 1960s-1990s. Singer, songwriter, banjoist, television performer, and recording artist. Specialized in tradition-derived material and often combined singing, banjo playing, and dancing. His songwriting credits include the 1967 Grammy Award winning "Gentle On My Mind." Known for his expertise as a riverboat pilot and for his vast knowledge of river lore. Author of the children's book, Steamboat in a Cornfield (New York: Crown, 1986).

From the description of Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 18; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1972 Nov. 18. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841379

From the description of Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1972 Oct. 17. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841376

From the description of Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 19; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1972 Oct. 19. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841377

From the description of Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. 1972 Nov. 17. (Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center). WorldCat record id: 58841378

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referencedIn Ambassador Auditorium Collection, 1974-1995 Archive of Recorded Sound, Stanford University Libraries
referencedIn Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 19; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Hamilton, George, 1937-. George Hamilton IV Collection, 1956-2006. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn John Hartford collection, [ca. 2001-ongoing]. Museum of Performance & Design
creatorOf Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 18; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection artist name files, 1940-2005 (artists D-K). University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Southern Folklife Collection Artist Name File, 1940-2005 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
creatorOf Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 19; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 October 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 18; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
referencedIn Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
creatorOf Hartford, John;. Oral history interview with John Hartford [sound recording] ; 1972 November 17; interview conducted by Douglas B. Green. Country Music Foundation, Library & Media Center
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associatedWith Hamilton, George, 1937- person
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Country musicians--Biography
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Birth 1937-12-30

Death 2001-06-04

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