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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Final Curtain - another piece of NE history from Bill Harper


Older readers may recall George Hann, drummer with the Wilf Ray Band at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle. On the last ever dance at the ballroom, which was due to be demolished the following day, George had a heart attack and, tragically died on stage. Joe Goundry, a keyboard player who had worked with George is keen to acquire a photo of the drummer and wonders if any of our readers can help.
If you can, please get in touch. In the meantime, read Bill Harper's account of that memorable night taken from his memoir Near Enough For Jazz
Lance
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1 comment :

carstairs said...

I was there! A number of jazzers, including Brian Chester I think, went. We watched the revolving stage turn half way , hover and go back. Eventually a replacement drummer was recruited - who was he? No idea.
Sad end to a legendary venue.....for a number of reasons.

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