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Title Oral History of Antonia Cipollina
Collection Oral History
Scope & Content Born to residents of Mill Valley in 1952, Antonia Cipollina grew up in Mill Valley and experienced life as a member of a well-known musical family. Her mother was a concert pianist, and her brothers John and Mario Cipollina were famous rock and roll musicians from their youths. A musician herself, Antonia began teaching piano at the age of 16, and was still teaching students in Mill Valley at the time of this interview. In her oral history, Antonia describes growing up in an Italian family, attending Tamalpais High and Marin Catholic, and going with her parents Evelyn and Gino (a beloved local realtor) to watch her brothers play in rock shows. Antonia recounts the lively family home of her youth, a home where musicians and friends of hers and her brothers frequently spent time. She paints a vivid picture of life in Mill Valley in the 1950s and 1960s, a slower time when you could ride your horse downtown and park it right at the meters.
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Dates of Creation 2013-10-08
Narrator's name Cippollina, Antonia
Interviewer Fisher, Robin and Stella Perone
Extent and Medium Transcript: 29pp
Recording: 01:05:38
Search Terms Avalon Ballroom
Bedayan, Brent
Block, Jesse
Brown's Hall
Champlin, Bill
Chavez, Randy
Cipolla, Rudy
Cipollina, Evelyn
Cipollina, Gino
Cipollina, John
Cipollina, Manuela
Cipollina, Mario
Clover (musical group)
Copperhead (musical group)
Duncan, Gary
Emore, Greg
Farey, John
Fliegauf, Margarita
Forman, Adam
Freiberg, David
Gibson, Bill
Hogan, Brian
Hogan, Kevin
Jessup, Lyndlie
Kemp, Harry
Lewis, Huey
Marnell, Brian
Moitoza, Rob
Music
Musicians
Quicksilver Messenger Service (musical group)
Schallock, Dan
Sheriff, Carrie
Slick, Darby
Slick, Grace
Slik (musical group)
Sons of Champlin
Sound Hole (musical group)
Stone Ground (musical group)
Swingin' Deacons (musical group)
Thorpe, Will
Tuten, Randy
Valenti, Dino
Von Welcek, Rocky
Object ID 2016.049.001
Object Name Recording
Copyrights Transcript and recording copyright Mill Valley Public Library, 2013. 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.