image ©1969 by The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
and many others
1936 to 1945 was the peak, and for years afterwards, people kept asking
“Will the big bands ever come back?”
By creatively blending his profession with his passion,
photo by Roger Williams
Music Librarian Christopher Popa
offers an online answer:
The Big Bands Are Back in a New and Exciting Way!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
May 2015 COLLECTOR'S CHECKLISTS: CDs
Ready Reference revised Jun 2014: THEME SONGS; added Jun 2014: BILLBOARD POLLS;
May 2014: GRAMMY AWARDS
Research Topics added Aug 2014: IN THEIR OWN WORDS: REMARKS ABOUT EACH OTHER;
expanded Jul 2014: THE BEAUTIFUL VOICE OF BOB GRABEAU; revised Jun 2014: BIG BANDS AT
DISNEYLAND; added May 2014: RECORD SALES (INCLUDING GOLD RECORDS); revised May 2014
THE READER'S DIGEST SESSIONS
Various Additional Resources
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They were legends who made timeless music that continues to appeal to many people.
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