in Royal Festival Hall - 14 July, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was July 14th 1951.     Still doing my National Service I was able to get home leave and visit the Royal Festival Hall to see the first Jazz Concert held at this venue.

 With HRH Princess Elizabeth    (as she was then)in attendance.

 Nine New Orleans Jazz Bands  and Compere Deryk Guyler.

 

JAZZ HAD FINALLY RECEIVED IT,S

       SEAL OF APPROVAL.

                            

 

   "Thanks Royal Festival Hall"

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449347630578 accessed: 4 July, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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jazz

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 July, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:33:50 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:52:11 +0000