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MUSINGS: A Younger, Happier Pakistan (1963) seen through the eyes of Bill Spence

Received some wonderful Images through email today. Thank you Bakhtiar Khalid. They were taken by one Bill Spence(born August 12, 1940 in Iowa City, Iowa). He was with a US Army Security Agency in the early sixties and snapped his way through Peshawer (the same), Badaber Station (Bases were called Stations back then) Lahore, Rawalpindi, Kaghan Valley, KhyberPass, Kohat, Darra Adem Khel, Pak-Afghan border....all the way to Kabul, Afghanistan.

Images Posted on my Facebook Page Here

"A performer, teacher, recording artist and a hammered dulcimer player from New York. Spence began playing the hammered dulcimer after hearing Howie Mitchell at the 1969 Fox Hollow Festival in Petersburgh, New York. He made his first dulcimer following a plan in Mitchell's book. The only hammered dulcimer recordings available at the time were by Mitchell and another player, Chet Parker on the Folkways label. Spence developed his own style, working out tunes he heard on recordings of other instruments. Spence graduated from the University of Iowa in 1962, with a degree in Communications. He worked for the Army Security Agency until 1965, and then at the State University of New York at Albany as an audio-visual and computer graphics specialist until retiring in 1998. He currently lives in Voorheesville, New York. "


  1. Oops! It's Bill Spence, not Spencer.

  2. Noted. Fixed. On both the Page & the Blog.& sincere apologies...


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