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.
Alan Plater, Doggin' around (:London, 2006), p. 8. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1446579833752 accessed: 24 February, 2024
Listening tohide composers
|performance of 'Unknown music'
|performed by Harry Roy & His Band
|in the company of others, indoors, in public