Jack House in Glasgow - August, 1940

from Music Hall Memories, page 124:

One unusual show at the Empire was presented by Jack Hylton, who was very popular there when he brought his band to Glasgow. The London Symphony Orchestra had fallen on evil days and was in danger of disintegrating altogether. Jack Hylton came to the rescue and took financial responsibility for a tour of British music halls, one of them being a week at the Empire. I don’t know what happened in the other music halls, but the effect in Glasgow was remarkable. So intrigued was I, that I went to see the first night. Perhaps it was Jack Hylton’s name but, whatever it was, the place was…   more >>
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Jack House, Music Hall Memories (Glasgow, 1986), p. 124. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1411744217263 accessed: 12 July, 2024

location of experience: Glasgow


Jack House
Journalist, Writer

Listening to

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Rhapsody in Blue
written by George Gershwin

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1940
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The orchestra in question was in fact the London Philharmonic, not the LSO as House says.

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 16:10:17 +0100