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Program Information
Queer Music Heritage
Holly Near
 JD Doyle  Contact Contributor
May 18, 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Holly Near Interview. If you know anything at all about the Women's Music Movement, then you know that Holly was one of the leading and earliest pioneers. And this show will just scratch the surface regarding her long career, a career that encompasses her work as a singer, producer, actor, author, activist and teacher. With such a long career covering so many aspects I decided I would just try to cover a number of her songs, and to let them take us through the years and tell the story.
Produced by JD Doyle
Holly Near Interview

Playlist - 57:58
Holly Near - I Ain't Afraid (2000)
Holly Near - On the Moon (1970)
Holly Near - You Can Know All I Am (1976)
Holly Near - Imagine My Surprise (1976)
Holly Near - Nina (1976)
Holly Near - Something About the Women (1976)
Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert - Perfect Night (1983)
Holly Near & Cris Williamson - Valentine Song (2003)
Holly Near - Simply Love (1984)
Holly Near - When We Meet In The Middle (2009)
Holly Near & Ronnie Gilbert - Singing For Our Lives (1983)

Notes: entire script available on website, at

For every QMH show I have uploaded several pages to my website, The information includes the playlist, script, and photos of the artists and recordings, as I have always considered our music history as a visual as well as an audio experience. In addition the website also includes in depth information on such areas as gay musicals, Songs about Gay Marriage, Songs about AIDS, a Drag Music Discography, an Olivia Records Discography, Women’s Music Magazines, a number of features on Transgendered artist and countless interviews over the years with the pioneers, then and now, of our music culture. It’s a huge site, with over 1200 pages, and growing. Since January 2000 QMH has been dedicated to sharing and preserving music of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community

The show airs monthly on KPFT-FM in Houston as a part of the program Queer Voices, but almost every month has additional hours featured on the website. If you air this edition I would appreciate a quick email, at, so that I can get a feel on where my many hours of hard, labor of love work are reaching.

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