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Guide to the Jeff Hughson collection
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Description
Jeff Hughson was born in Sacramento in 1950 and graduated from Sacramento High School in 1968 and shortly thereafter joined the staff of KZAP, Sacramento’s first freeform rock music radio station. This collection contains biographical information on Jeff Hughson on the form of one DVD and several news articles, and periodicals, radio playlists, concert flyers, promotional material, sound recordings and VHS tapes collected by Hughson and documenting the musical scene in Sacramento from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Background
Jeff Hughson was born in Sacramento in 1950 and graduated from Sacramento High School in 1968 and shortly thereafter joined the staff of KZAP, Sacramento’s first freeform rock music radio station, which began broadcasting on November 8, 1968. After two and half years as music director and DJ at KZAP, Hughson left the station in 1971 to work as a DJ at Sacramento FM radio stations KNDE, KSFM, and KXOA-FM. In 1974, he left KXOA to work at a variety of jobs, producing concerts, fairs, and festivals, and serving as the entertainment director for the Contra Costa County Fair. Hughson also worked as a record collector and dealer, running a mail order house and trading company. In 1989, Hughson teamed with musician Bob Cheevers to create the Bob Cheevers Sacramento Songwriters Showcase, with Hughson as promoter and thematic director and Cheevers as host and talent coordinator. The Bob Cheevers Sacramento Songwriters Showcase ended in 1991, and in 2000, Hughson and partners Dennis Newhall and Martin DeAnda started Dig Music, a record label devoted to making available previously unreleased music by Northern California artists, primarily from the 1960s and 1970s.
Extent
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Restrictions
All requests to publish or quote from private manuscripts held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to the archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Availability
Collection is open for research use.