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Name Cipollina, John
Number of Archive records 4

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Image of Oral History of Rob Moitoza - Oral History

Oral History of Rob Moitoza - Oral History

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

Image of Oral History of Antonia Cipollina - Oral History

Oral History of Antonia Cipollina - Oral History

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 yo

Image of Oral History of Wende Cragg - Oral History

Oral History of Wende Cragg - Oral History

In this oral history, Wende Cragg recounts her life in Marin County and expresses her intense passion for mountain biking. Born in Berkeley in 1948, Wende grew up amongst seven siblings in Berkeley and Oakland. In the late 1960s at Merritt College she met her ex-husband Larry Cragg, with whom she soon moved to Mill Valley. Wende recalls hanging out at Mill Valley’s Prune Music when it was a crossroads for Bay Area musicians. She also recalls her presence at the birth of mountain biking in the early 1970s and her participation (as the first woman and, for a time, the only one among a male-dominated cohort) in the development of the sport. Wende describes her first ride out to Tamarancho, recal

Image of Oral History of Lynda Crain - Oral History

Oral History of Lynda Crain - Oral History

In this oral history, third-generation Mill Valley resident Lynda Crain recounts her family history in Mill Valley and describes her own experiences growing up in the town. Lynda relates several stories passed down to her by her mother Helen Benson, such as a local outbreak of smallpox that occurred in the 1920s and the Great Fire of 1929. She recalls the various historic homes that her parents and grandparents lived in over the course of many decades. She fondly remembers several historic Mill Valley businesses, including the Suey Kee Market, Mayer's Department Store, and Varney's Hardware. Lynda evokes some colorful characters and scenes from Mill Valley's past in her oral history, includin