|Title||Oral History of Rob Moitoza|
|Scope & Content||In this oral history, musician Rob Moitoza shares his memories of growing up in Mill Valley and participating in the local music scene since the 1970s. Rob recounts his first gigs as a teenager performing Hawaiian music with his parents while his two sisters hula danced at venues such as the Outdoor Art Club and the Marin Art and Garden Center. He describes getting into rock ‘n’ roll in the early 1970s and recalls his favorite bands of the time, touring bands he backed as a bassist, and some of the bands he formed, such as The Swingin’ Deacons with John Cipollina and The Opposite Six with Bill Champlin. Beyond the music scene, Rob evokes what is was like to grow up in Mill Valley in the 1960s and ’70s, remembering a number of quirky characters from Mill Valley’s past and sharing his thoughts and feelings on how the town has changed over the course of his life.|
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|Dates of Creation||
|Narrator's name||Moitoza, Rob|
|Extent and Medium||
Swingin' Deacons (musical group)
Opposite Six (musical group)
Moitoza, Evelyn Dewolf
Moitoza, Frank Garcia
Mill Valley changes
Outdoor Art Club
|Copyrights||Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2015. Materials are made available for research purposes only; all rights are reserved to the Mill Valley Public Library. Requests for permission to quote for publication or for any other usage must be obtained from the Library.|