The cash was raised at regular collections at sing-alongs organised by members of Coventry's Nostalgics dance band
Every good dance band
had a singer, and Crawford fills that spot, as well as conducting and writing arrangements.
THE former frontman of dance band
Phats and Small will perform and talk about his Christian faith at an event in Huddersfield.
My parents didn't meet at the Drill Hall but after they were married in 1947 my father, Len Hornby, became one of the trombone players in the Johnnie Pearman dance band
It was a wonderful place,'' said Hunter Huff, who appeared in 1954 with his four-man dance band
DURING World War II, the RAF recruited Britain's finest professional jazz musicians to form its own American-style dance band
, the Squadronaires, to entertain the troops and maintain morale.
The pair, who have been married for 56 years, have been involved with the city's Blitz Balls, charity musical shows at the Belgrade Theatre and concerts with the Nostalgics dance band
As we listened to the gospel singers and dance band
, and finished off our rum babbas and chocolate-dipped strawberries, the table talk turned to TV Guide trivia.
Mr Singleton was a drummer for 50 years with local brass bands and dance bands
, playing with Lockwood Brass Band and the Mayfair dance band
John Spencer and the Nostalgics Dance Band
will be playing at Benn Hall, Rugby, on Monday, August 16.
On Saturday, July 3, the museum based in the village hall, Shutt Lane, Earlswood, near Balsall Common, will celebrate dance band
music from the 30s, 40s and 50s.
MUSIC man John Spencer has published a book chronicling the dance band
scene in Coventry and Warwickshire.