Princess Elizabeth et al. in Royal Festival Hall - July, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I attended the very first NFJO jazz concert in July 1951.I had a seat in a box opposite the two princesses, Elizabeth and Margaret. The concert was a sellout, that was to be expected as everything was brand new and the acoustics superb.I remember the 'Saints' jazz band from Manchester brought the house down with their rendering of 'I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad'. I also remember that Humphrey Lyttelton's band were smartly turned out in neat light blue suits, and that Ken Colyer's were dressed in jeans! …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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I want a girl just like the girl that married dear old Dad performed by Saints Jazz Band
NFJO Jazz Concert performed by Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 18:40:35 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:26:56 +0000