in Royal Festival Hall - 1956

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1956, a friend and I, both about 15 and brought up in North Wales were staying with my friend's aunt and uncle in Sevenoaks. Our day in London took in 'Reach for the Sky' at the Piccadilly Odeon in the afternoon and a late night concert in the RFH. The band playing in one of the smaller concert rooms was the Mick Mulligan Band  featuring George Melly as vocalist.The second half of the concert was broadcast on BBC radio at 11:15pm, but as the last train from Charing Cross left about …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 2 February, 2023 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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jazz performed by Mick Mulligan Band, George Melly

Experience Information

Date/Time 1956
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:35:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 23:00:40 +0000