WITH reference to the Sunday night big band article in The Bugle (March 6 edition).
In the 1950s I saw many bands and singers in the local area including the Civic. One of these was Stan Kenton, who was the first American band to play in this country after a ban on musicians from abroad performing here. Ted Health went to the States in an exchange arrangement.
I was fortunate to see the great Nat King Cole at the Civic. Can anyone remember seeing Louis Armstrong at the Roller Rink in Bearwood? Part of the show included a one-legged tap dancer.