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Ann and Maxine Weldon — Allies from Before Stonewall to the AIDS Era

by Michael Flanagan .
Sunday Mar 10, 2019

When you think of a musical connection to Bakersfield, you might recall Buck Owens and the Bakersfield sound. But you probably don't think it had much of an influence on San Francisco in the 1960s. However, two sisters, Ann and Maxine Weldon from Bakersfield, performed in clubs beginning in the 1950s, and developed relationships with their gay audiences that came to benefit both the audience and the performers.

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