Shirley Bergeron Interview, 1983

Marc was a good friend of Shirley’s father, Alphée Bergeron, and his band The Veteran Playboys. He got me to listen to their CDs, especially Shirley singing Quelle Etoile! What a voice. Shirley had rigged up a steel guitar by adding a pedal to change the key on the steel as he played and he is actually credited for developing this idea in this area.

-Ann Savoy

Shirley Bergeron
Photo by Ann Savoy
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Interviewee: Shirley Bergeron
Interviewer: Ann Savoy
Date: March 12, 1983
Location: Shirley’s Home in Church Point, LA
Language: English

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