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Leeds Town Hall, Marie Knight and Humphrey Lyttelton

Leeds Town Hall, Marie Knight and Humphrey Lyttelton
1957. View shows American gospel and R & B singer Marie Knight appearing in a concert at Leeds Town Hall. Marie Knight (1925-2009) was particularly noted for her performances and recordings in collaboration with fellow US gospel singer Sister Rosetta Tharpe. She was in the middle of a tour of Britian as a guest of English jazz musician Humphrey Lyttelton, seen here playing the trumpet in the centre. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.

User Comments:

don rhodes

in 1957 i had just finished my 2 years national service in the RAF,and i remember going to see HUMPH and his band soon after coming back home,probably on this night.




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