Alan Plater in Hull - the 1930's

from Doggin' around, page 8:

The family moved from Jarrow to Hull in 1938 and in that immediate pre-war period we would go to the Palace, a number one variety theatre.  One of the acts we saw was Harry Roy and his band, at a time when band-leaders were the rock stars of the day.  I can't remember anything they played but if I close my eyes I can see them in their glitzy finery with their dapper leader out front, looking like a cross between Cab Calloway and Max Miller.

cite as

Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 8. accessed: 24 May, 2024

location of experience: Hull


Alan Plater
Broadcaster, Teacher, Writer

Listening to

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performance of 'Unknown music' performed by Harry Roy & His Band

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1930's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:43:54 +0000
Approved on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:05:35 +0100