Skip to comments.As Long As They Want To Play': Newport Jazz At 60
Posted on 08/02/2014 3:25:26 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
This year, the Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary. For most of that time, its guiding force has been producer George Wein, who remembers all too well the first event in 1954.
It was pouring rain. Wein was being urged to call it off but refused. The audience stayed, broke out their umbrellas, and the musicians played. The scene was caught by a photographer.
"And that picture went out all over the world," Wein says, "of people sitting for five hours in the rain, listening to jazz."
And who wouldn't have stayed? The lineup included Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday.
(Excerpt) Read more at wpri.com ...
Don’t forget Muddy Waters concert that you probably score on YOUTUBE
I was at the ‘57 version when Ray Charles played with Margie Hendrix and the Raelets doing back-up. Margie Hendrix’s solo on ‘The Night Time’ is still one of my favorites. Ray Charles was still playing sax for that concert.
I give up; what does the end of a 1989 football game have to do with Newport Jazz?
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Muddy water perform that concert at Neweport Jazz festival
Here the You tube
I accidently post Bounty bowl never mind
Your video showed a football game.
1989 Bounty Bowl II ??
I’ve linked to wrong sites too...
My buddy and I planned to drive from the Pacific Ocean to there. We only worked up enough cash to get to about Sokane.
I’ve only seen the one that Bert Stern filmed (Jazz on a Summer’s Day).
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