Oscar Brand

NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Origins of the "Star Spangled Banner," in Six Minutes

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Star Spangled Banner turns 200 this month. To commemorate, the inimitable Oscar Brand explains in words and music its origins from a sheep-shearing song to the national anthem.
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WNYC At 90: Bob Dylan's First Radio Interview

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Soundcheck listens back to Bob Dylan's first radio interview from 1961, as part of WNYC's 90th anniversary. 

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Folksong Festival

Oscar Brand Turns 90!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Join the WNYC family in celebrating host Oscar Brand’s 90th birthday! Whether you just recently discovered Oscar, or are a long-time fan of the folk music legend, send us your birthday wishes to share with Oscar and his many fans.

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Folksong Festival

Archival Audio

Monday, February 01, 2010

Oscar Brand has been hosting the Folksong Festival since 1945. Explore some of his earliest interviews with experts and performances with guests including Woodie Guthrie.