“My name is Dee Starkey and I’ve been in Wichita most of my life.
My parents, Jim and Sally, were musicians and educators. Dad had a dance band would let me help set up stands at the Trig Ballroom, Lassen, Allis and Broadview Hotels. Mom was an early pioneer in music therapy and education for special needs children, teaching at the Institute of Logopedics, along with Betty Welsbacher and Marilyn Pirtle.
I suppose it says a lot about my upbringing that the favorite magazines at the Starkey house were Saturday Review and Down Beat.