in Royal Festival Hall - 13 February, 2004

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Memories are made of this:- It was Feb 13th 2004 on the eve of Bill's 100th birthday which falls on St Valentine's Day! My husband and I took Bill (registered blind) to the Festival Hall for the Glen Miller show (a favourite of his) and we couldn't have chosen a better venue to celebrate a very special birthday - 100 years. Bill toe tapped to the tunes he remembered so well, his face aglow, smiling through a few trickling tears. The climax came after the interval when "Happy Birthday" rang out. The audience applauded loudly while Bill clapped himself when he realised this greeting was for …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 22 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Big Band swing era music
written by Glenn Miller

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 February, 2004
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:56:08 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:26:31 +0000