Antedating of "Folkie"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 13 20:26:07 UTC 2014

folkie (OED 1966)

1964 _N.Y. Times_ 29 Nov. X23 (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)  The folkies ... have not produced one composer the equal of George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen.

[NOTE:  This article is quoting earlier usage in an article by Gene Lees in the November or December 1964 issue of HiFi / Stereo Review.]

Fred Shapiro

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