Author Topic: Johnny Dankworth in Handsworth Park  (Read 274 times)

Jim Barker

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Johnny Dankworth in Handsworth Park
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:51:02 PM »

I remember going (with Brian Finch) to a Johnny Dankworth concert, that I believe was in Handsworth Park - possibly late '50s. I cannot find any reference to it. Did it happen or am I dreaming (or just senile)?


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Re: Johnny Dankworth in Handsworth Park
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 11:06:07 PM »
Hi Jim Welcome to the forum, I'm not a jazz fan but I'm sure you must be right because I remember reading somewhere somebody saying where they had climbed over the Handsworth Church wall to get in free to see Johnny Dankworth in concert at Handsworth park. Sorry I have no idea now where I read it.
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Re: Johnny Dankworth in Handsworth Park
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 11:21:58 PM »
 O0 Saw Johnny and Cleo at the town hall in the 50s as well as ted Heath,still have a signed photo of Johnny dankworth good bands ,great listening

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Re: Johnny Dankworth in Handsworth Park
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 02:25:18 PM »
They also had a concert at the cinema (unable to recall its name) at the junction of Hagley Road and Wolverhampton Road in the 1950s.