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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The River City Story by Gordon Solomon.

This is a copy of a 2005 article from Just Jazz International magazine by trombonist and leader of the River City Jazzmen, Gordon Solomon. It is re-printed here as a tribute to the band after they'd called it a day earlier this year. Lance. "The RCJ was formed in 1955, making this year, 2005, the 50°’ anniversary for the band... "
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"It was in fact Gordon Solomon who first coined the nick-name Sting,-- due to Sting’s insistence on wearing a striped yellow and black rugby shirt on stage, making him look like a large wasp!Some years later..."
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"In the trumpet chair is Ray Harley. Ray learned his trade in the City of Coventry band before playing in the Mecca and Top Rank dance bands of the period..."
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A fascinating tale of a popular band. There are many more stories out there like Harry Stephenson playing clarinet with a spider dangling from the bell let's hear them from you.

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