Benny's arduous path to El Palomar.

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 29th, 2018, 2:34 pm #1



It Didn't Mean a Thing, Back Then, If It Had No Swing.
By JOHN S. WILSON, The New York Times, Aug 24, 1975
A very instructive account of Benny Goodman's trek to El Palomar.
https://www.nytimes.com/1975/08/24/arch ... ys-it.html

Benny Goodman At the Palomar Ballroom, Los Angeles Calif 1935
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V24RGvlMrbc
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: March 15th, 2018, 4:56 pm

August 4th, 2018, 5:32 pm #2

Herb Caen, and a few others (I think) have written that the band's first audience breakthrough was in Oakland, a while before they played the Palomar.
Quote
Like
Share