Don Shirley Interview

This Dr. Donald Shirley interview features the pianist talking about his childhood, his marriage that ended in divorce, and how the color of his skin kept him from fulfilling his dream of becoming a classical musician. He discusses the conditions of his dressing rooms, being a supposed threat to white women, and his various accomplishments. During the interview, we also see images of his family members, including his mother and father. The excerpts are from the yet-to-be-released documentary Lost Bohemia. Related Article: Green Book: History vs. Hollywood




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