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Today Tuesday February 18

Afternoon

Jazz

Classic Swing - The Ship Inn, Front Street, Monkseaton NE25 8DP. Tel: 0191 251 3677. 1:00pm. Free.

Evening

Acoustic Infusion w Ray Dales - Forum Music Centre, Borough Road, Darlington DL1 1SG. Tel: 01325 363135. 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm). £5.00.

Abbie Finn Trio - Fox Inn, West End Terrace, Hexham NE46 3DB. Tel: 01434 603681. 8:30pm. Free (donations). Hexham Jazz Club.

Blues/Soul/Folk etc.

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Monday, July 09, 2012

Welcome aboard Desmond.

Where do I begin to thank you?
Our exchange re Peter Fielding was just the start! The link with back copies of the dear 'ol 'Melody Maker' triggered even more memories - memories I shall share with old ex musician friends I have --and who are still around!
I randomly brought up the 16th February 1952 edition, and on the front page noted that George Evans was 'reorganising at Newcastle' and that Lena Horne was to tour 'in June'.
With regard to Lena's tour (with husband Lennie Hayton), her backing band was, the Teddy Foster Orchestra, whose line up included my pal and best man, trombonist Eric Noble (now 82) who I still see each year in Tenerife, to natter about 'the old days'!
I guess finding your website means that I shall be shutting myself away for the duration. Happily, my long suffering wife of 56 years (whom I met whilst at the Astoria, Charing Cross Road, London) knows of my passion for music and those good days gone by!
Desmond.

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