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Chris in Portland Help: Pronunciation of Gillian Welch's name (87* d) RE: Help: Pronunciation of Gillian Welch's name 05 Feb 11


Wikipedia tells us her roots, but not how the name was chosen. Would be interesting to know.
"Gillian[a 1] Howard Welch was born on October 2, 1967 in New York City, and was adopted by Ken and Mitzie Welch, comedy and music entertainers.[1] Her biological mother was a freshman in college, and her father was a musician visiting New York City.[1][2][3] Welch has speculated that her biological father could have been one of her favorite musicians, and she later discovered from her adoptive parents that he was a drummer.[1][2][3] Alec Wilkinson of The New Yorker stated that "from an address they had been given, it appeared that her mother ... may have grown up in the mountains of North Carolina".[1] When Welch was three, her adoptive parents moved to Los Angeles to write music for The Carol Burnett Show. They also appeared on The Tonight Show.[1]"
I'd like to hear a Gillian and Iris duet cd!
Chris


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