Friday 56: The Big Bands

Happy Friday! 

If you've landed yourself here for the very first time, maybe you would like to participate and join in the fun. Here's the guide to use to play along:

* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions 
on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
Post a link along with your post back to this blog Starting Fresh and to Storytime with Tonya and Friends
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

 Here's Mine:
"Not stymied, as many of their successors in the sixties were to be, by strict adherence to a "top-forty" type of programming, many disc jockeys actually sought out records by new, upcoming bands and promoting such discoveries remained a labor of love for many a big band disc jockey."
From: The Big bands by George T. Simon

"Ever since the great band days, there has been a need for one really definitive book to document the fabulous stories. The Big Bands tells it all like it was. A fascinating book."
-- Frank Sinatra

"Anyone who grew up during the big band era will relive an exciting part of his life... And if you were born too late, you can live it the first time. It's the second best thing to having been there."
-- Johnny Carson

"Nostalgic, colorful and authoritative, The Big Bands brings back the wonderful music and people that have always meant so much to me. It's a swinger; don't miss it."
-- Tony Bennett

Have a great weekend! I hope it's filled with music!

-- LadyD

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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