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A TRIBUTE TO OLD BIRMINGHAM

Nico

master brummie
dickie valentine was at the birmingham hippodrome in 1958..certainly looks like him in photo 3 and is that him signing autographs in pic 1
Love these. My brother still, well he did till yesterday, ran a charity stall, several, but one outside the Moseley Dance Hall. I thought of him.
 

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
I saw many concerts at the Town Hall in the 50s including Humphrey Littleton.
This photo is from the local paper of a Lionel Hampton concert in 1956Townhall56.jpg. Sitting down half cut off on our right is my friend from school, Tony Green from Erdington, I am sitting next to him behind the rain coat. We were sitting behind the band near the organ
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Michael,

I saw the same Hampton concert tour in 1956 at the Victoria Hall, Hanley as I was doing my National Service in the RAF near Market Drayton at the time. Some enterprising sergeant, who was a jazz fan, got up a party and we hired a coach. A good night and a nice change from everyday life of the Maintenance Unit.

Maurice :cool:
 

Bob Davis

Bob Davis
I remember when Humph changed. I think there might have been some booing when he brought a SAXOPHONist to the Town Hall. He was a Canadian, Bruce Turner. The reaction was something like when Bob Dylan went from an acoustic guitar to an electric one.

Somewhere above it is said that he went mainstream. That was not the name I now forget. It was more Chigago style than New Orleans.

Incidentally, when I die if despite my not wanting it there some sort of service or they must play Humph's version of Onions (actually Les Oignons). Of course thr throng must shout "Onions !" in the tacit sections.
I saw many concerts at the Town Hall in the 50s including Humphrey Littleton.
This photo is from the local paper of a Lionel Hampton concert in 1956View attachment 143334. Sitting down half cut off on our right is my friend from school, Tony Green from Erdington, I am sitting next to him behind the rain coat. We were sitting behind the band near the organ
Do you come from Erdington, if so did you used to go to the Palace? The reason I ask is that before I scrolled down and read the bit at the bottom of the picture I thought I recognised the face. Why or where I cannot say, but somehow I thought I know that face.

Bob
 

oldbrit

OldBrit in Exile
Interesting about Humph My sister in Hagley lived down the road from the "Lyttleton Arms" pub. that is still there, anyone know if this is the same family?I have seen his name spelt different ways many times.
 

Michael_Ingram

master brummie
Do you come from Erdington, if so did you used to go to the Palace? The reason I ask is that before I scrolled down and read the bit at the bottom of the picture I thought I recognised the face. Why or where I cannot say, but somehow I thought I know that face.

Bob
No Bob, I lived in Lozells my friend did and I had a girlfriend from there an went with her to the Palace. I went to Handsworth Grammar and went to places like the Trocadero, the Windsor, the Stagedoor Club, Sombrero, etc., in town
 

Nico

master brummie
My hair is a bit ginger; anyway, everything was black and white in those days
My brother used to dance rock and roll he had a big following I am told, (my birth half brother) at the Moseley Dance Hall where he has his charity stall now, or till the virus stopped him. He has a collection of small juke boxes and old cinema memorabilia.
 
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