David Attenborough in BBC Television Centre - the 1960's

from Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster, page 204:

I also discovered that some of the great American jazz and swing bands were still in existence, though struggling […] BBC2 booked them.  So Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Woody Herman and Ella Fitzgerald all came to Britain and it was one of the pleasures of the new Controller [David Attenborough], after a day at his desk on the sixth floor of the Television Centre, to go down and listen to these superbly professional bands rehearsing in one of the studios on the ground floor. 

cite as

David Attenborough, Life on air : memoirs of a broadcaster (London, 2009), p. 204. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1459202550090 accessed: 21 April, 2024

location of experience: BBC Television Centre


David Attenborough
naturalist, TV presenter, TV producer

Listening to

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Jazz and swing performed by Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:02:30 +0100
Approved on Sun, 08 May 2016 12:07:22 +0100