in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

George Melly: In the immediate post war Festival of Britain the Royal Festival Hall seemed to us very encouraging, and as there was a boom in Revivalist jazz led by Humphrey Lyttelton, it was not long before the Marquis of Donegal arranged for a command perfiormance in front of the very young Princess Elizabeth.  We were all very flalttered and my father even came down from Liverpool to come to it.  Donegal told me later that my rendition of Frankie and Johnnie "very much amused the Princess".  Most of the band …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 17 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Jazz performed by George Melly, Humphrey Lyttelton

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 17:55:21 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:58:29 +0000