Bob Atcher

Date: 1974 June 10
Length: 84 min.
Call Number: OH6


Country music recording artist and radio performer. Born May 11, 1914. Died October 31, 1993. Full name Robert Owen Atcher. Career active 1930s-early 1970s. Appeared as a regular performer on the WLS National Barn Dance and the WGN Barn Dance from the 1940s-1971.

Interview Summary

1974 June 10
(2 hours, 24 minutes)
Performer Bob Atcher describes his career in country music. Discussion includes his start in the music business during the early 1930s; his college years; his interest in traditional songs; his work on the National Barn Dance; his family; his tenure in public office; his movie opportunities and a brief overview of his career.