Benny Goodman: Denmark, 1981


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In 1981, Benny Goodman appeared at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. It was billed as his last performance, but it wasn't. His final concert was held at the State University of New York in Purchase, N.Y. in January 1986. Goodman was joined at the Tivoli by Sven Osmussen, Chaly Antolini, Don Hass, Jimmy Maxwell, Harry Pepe and Peter Witte. [Photo of Benny Goodman above in 1981 by Ebet Roberts/Redferns]

Here's Goodman in Denmark, with a special thanks to John Cooper for sending along the link. Benny still had it...

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This story appears courtesy of JazzWax by Marc Myers.
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