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Identifier: A0135

Title: Jules Blattner Papers, 1954-1986


Jules M. Blattner graduated from Affton High School in 1958 and attended Washington University. He began performing in the St. Louis area around 1956 and was the founder of a rock-and-roll band, the Teen Tones. Blattner and his band played at nightspots and music festivals in the Midwest, and in 1968, they performed a four-month USO tour in the Far East. After his return to St. Louis, Blattner and his band continued to play locally, at such places as Gaslight Square's Butterscotch Lounge and the Casa Loma Ballroom.

Collection consists of personal papers and Teen Tones band memorabilia. Includes commencement announcements and programs of Affton Junior and Senior High Schools, 1954, 1958; correspondence of Jules Blattner, 1968; programs and promotional materials of the Teen Tones; newsclippings regarding Blattner family and the Teen Tones.

9 folders; 1 oversize folder

Cite as: Jules Blattner Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1954-1986

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts


Subjects: Youth
Rock groups
Rock music
Popular culture
Popular music


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