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Albert Inn, Morley New Comic Jazz Band (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. The notice held up by the side of this band of musicians states Morley New Comic Jazz Band. The photo looks to have been taken outside the Albert Inn, which was part of a terrace row on Albert Road close to the Miners' Arms. Whether or not this is a different band to the Parrock Nook Band, or the same band under a different name, is not known. Certainly it has the same type of musical instruments and similar comic dress. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive by T. A. Stephenson.
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B.B.C. Headquarters, Number 2 St. Peter's Square (Quarry Hill)
Colour image2004. View of the new B.B.C. Headquarters which opened in St. Peter's Square in 2004, part of £5 million development. On the right of the image are the brick buildings of 'The Wardrobe' at 6 St. Peter's Buildings, St. Peter's Square. The Wardrobe is a venue for live Jazz music. At one time St. Peter's Buildings housed a number of clothing manufacturers and the wholesale Bespoke Tailoring Company Ltd. The building also held the theatrical wardrobe belonging to West Yorkshire Playhouse, hence the name of the music Club, 'The Wardrobe'. Photograph courtesy of The Rushbond Group PLC.
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Can You Help? (Unknown) (2 comments)
Black & White imagec1930. Image shows a 1930s jazz band called 'The Blue Aces', photographed on the stage of an unknown Leeds venue. These very young men, some perhaps still in their teens, are smartly attired in formal black tie and are pictured with their respective instruments. The backdrop is a painted scene depicting a stone terrace overlooking a lake with a view to a Classical style folly on a hilltop. Flower-filled Grecian urns, climbing plants and a statue of Pan decorate the terrace. We know that the young man seated at the piano, in the background right, is Ernest Brook (born in 1916) of number 4 Dobson Grove, off Dewsbury Road. His father, Squire Brook, worked as a tailors' cutter. Any other information regarding the young musicians, or the venue, is welcomed. The photograph was taken by Rembrandt Cinema Studios, Leeds, of number 23A The Balcony, Queen's Arcade. The firm went into liquidation in 1931 (as reported in The London Gazette). It re-emerged wih a slight change of name; Rembrandt Cinema Studios (1931) Ltd. The photograph may pre-date this event.
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Chapeltown, Leeds Musicians (Chapeltown) (4 comments)
Black & White image1955. View shows a group of Leeds musicians at an unidentified address in Chapeltown. The group were known as Ed O'Donnell and friends. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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Chapeltown, Leeds Musicians (Chapeltown) (3 comments)
Black & White image1954. View shows a group of Leeds musicians known as Ed O'Donnell and Friends outside an unidentified house in Chapeltown. Photograph courtesy of Terry Cryer.
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