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Big Band Nights at Dudley Hippodrome

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 25, 2014

By Michael Moran

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I AM sending this on behalf of my father, Jim Moran. I enjoyed reading the article on the Dudley Hippodrome in The Bugle (January 30 edition). I have very fond memories of the Hippodrome. Sunday nights in the early 1950s used to be Big Band Night.

My late wife, Margaret and I used to go every Sunday to see the top bands; Eric Delany, Jack Parnell, Squadronnaires, Sid Phillips, the wonderful Ted Heath and his singers, Dickie Valentine, Denis Lotis and Lita Roza.

I wonder if anyone remembers Freddie Bell and the Bell Boy being there - wonderful times.

Kind regards.

Michael Moran,

(on behalf of Jim Moran),

13 Surrey Crescent, West Bromwich.

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