Monthly Archives: December 2021

Christmas 2021

For a festive-themed post I tried to find a vintage band photograph that portrayed Christmas or a similar winter celebration, but the only one I could come up with was the unknown, American band, below, photographed in a fake snowstorm. … Continue reading

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A young Oswaldtwistle cornetist

This is a young cornet player from Oswaldtwistle, photographed in the 1870’s or 1880’s by R. Longton. It is not known which band he played with, but there are a few local possibilities that were active around that time (in … Continue reading

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Napoleon Bird’s piano marathon

How many bands have undertaken a playing ‘marathon’ or ‘playathon’ for a ridiculous number of hours, to raise money for their own funds or for charity? It is hard work, particularly if the audience drifts away! However, it is much … Continue reading

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