Crooners' Corner

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Felix Mendelssohn (who for the avoidance of doubt is the British dance band impresario, and not the German romantic composer!).
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Felix Mendelssohn (who for the avoidance of doubt is the British dance band impresario, and not the German romantic composer).
== Trivia ==
== Trivia ==

Current revision as of 14:48, 17 January 2021

Contents

Host

Eddie Pola

Dick Bentley

Chappie D'Amato

Broadcast

BBC Regional Programme, 10 June 1938

BBC National Programme, 28 December 1938 and 30 June 1939 (last as "National Crooning Bee")

Synopsis

Ladies vs Gentlemen singing bee.

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Inventor

Felix Mendelssohn (who for the avoidance of doubt is the British dance band impresario, and not the German romantic composer).

Trivia

Some big names took part, including Al Bowlly in the first show (along with future Radio 2 DJ Sam Costa) and Adelaide Hall in the third.

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