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Jo Stafford

(1917 - 2008)

 

 

 

 

 

You asked me specifically about Bob and writing a song, "Wind", while on a trip up the Oregon coast. That would be my sister, Christine. They had a kind of a thing going for quite some time before he remarried.. I know she would be the one who would have been with him because they had quite a little interest in each other for quite awhile.

 

We worked with them and were great admirerers of the Pioneers. They were really, I think, quite wonderful. And, of course, Bob Nolan was a complete maverick and a wonderful talent. We loved working together and we loved singing with them and they loved singing with us.

 

I don't know why the Open Spaces pilot never jelled because it was quite well accepted by just about everybody. We were sort of soul mates musically and so, you know, I think we appreciated each other a great deal and loved singing together and it showed.

 

I had a terrible crush on Roy, of course, which did me no good at all! But we were very good friends with them and knew all of them - the original group with Tim Spencer and Roy and Bob and the Farr Brothers. We were good friends. (excerpts from a telephone interview by Elizabeth McDonald, November 12, 2001)

 

 

 

 

Christine, seated