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Did anyone see Louis Armstrong at Bearwood?

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 20, 2014

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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.

Regards.

Robert Hale,

West Bromwich.

lisa.hale@sky.com

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