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Dance band

Surprisingly few pictures exist of pre-war and immediate post-war entertainers on stage in Jersey, probably because publicity pictures tended to be taken in outdoor locations and, long before the age of the smart phone, those attending performances did not have cameras with them, particularly not equipped with a flash. So this picture, taken at the Plaza ballroom in the late 1940s, of Jack Dale and his band, is particularly welcome. Jack Dale was a clarinet/saxophone player from Birmingham who played as a member of Benny Loban and his Music Weavers on the 1930 recording of L'imagine

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Two ladies' quintets

This picture of Marjorie and her band was taken in about 1930. They probably played a somewhat different genre of music from the quintet below
Jersey group Friends in 1971 or '72. Paul Dwyer, Dave Cabeldu, Lummy and Eddie Edwards
A large crowd greeted the arrival of a French military band in 1906 as part of the entente cordiale initiative which started two years earlier with the signing of a treaty between the UK and France
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