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from Southbank Centre Archive:

Ella Fitzgerald: A once in a lifetime opportunity - Ella in the flesh - what a thrill! We'd booked up months ahead and were thoroughly looking forward to seeing her and Oscar Petersen entertain us in front of the Festival Hall packed to overflowing with keen enthusiasts like ourselves. We were, I have to say, not only shocked, but highly embarrassed to find there were fewer than a couple of hundred people scattered out across the entire auditorium. What on earth had happened? Who knows! Fortunately Ella was totally unfazed by this. She had, after all, been used to performing in all sorts of …   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 19 August, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall



Listening to

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popular song performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:57:00 +0000
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:25:48 +0000