1965 Dick Clark "Winter Caravan of Stars" program cover — tour headlined by The Byrds, We Five, Paul Revere & the Raiders and Bo Diddly, & more.
Viola Turpeinen was probably the first woman accordionist to record, and certainly the first female accordion star in America. A second-generation Finnish-American, starting in the 1920’s she played the Finnish dance circuit in the upper mid-west region of Michigan / Wisconsin / Minnesota. Eventually based out of New York, she toured widely and it became a tradition for dancers to see her headlining travelling shows every summer.
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