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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Satchmo in Minot

Louis Armstrong – Thanks to one of my blog followers from Scotland I received a post from 1936. Louie Armstrong (Satchmo) was in Minot in concert at the Parker Auditorium on December 9th, 1936 for two events. From 7:30 to 9:00 pm was a concert with admission being only 55 cents. From 9:30 pm to 1:00 am was a dance. Admission to the dance was $1.15.  He was billed as a star of stage, screen and radio and a recording artist for Decca Records. He was accompanied by his orchestra. Again the Parker Auditorium was above the Parker Motors Company, across the street from the Scandinavian Hotel and Windsor Hotel (which were torn down to make room for the YMCA.)


4 comments:

  1. I saw Satchmo in Minot sometime in the late 1950's. It was great and kindled a love for jazz. My dad took me to the concert to try to get me away from the charms of Elvis Presley. Though I grew to love jazz it didn't take away my equal love for rock 'n' roll.

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