Friday, February 07, 2014
Sax at Disneyland
The legendary Wayne King, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Bill Elliot pose at Disneyland near Tomorrowland as they prepare to play in the Disneyland Big Band Festival, June 14, 1964. This photo is part of the UCLA Library Digital Archives.
For all you sax fans out there, here's a closeup of Bill's instrument. Wonder what the letters are in his pocket?
Individual portraits of the quartet from different gigs at Disneyland. Wayne King:
Count Basie from September 1978 at the Plaza Gardens:
Duke Ellington from August 1965:
Bill Elliott from August 27, 1965 in FauxD©:
Not enough sax for you? How about this March 1981 image of the Firehouse Five playing on East Center Street:
Hope you've had enough sax for today!
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