Bob Atcher

Date: 1974 June 11
Length: 92 min.
Call Number: OH7


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 11
(1 hour 32 minutes)
Recording artist Bob Atcher discusses his career in country music. Discussion includes his television career in Chicago; working with Bob Wills; demise of the WLS National Barn Dance; the role of unions in country music; and the comedy of Karl Davis and Lulu Belle Wiseman.