Harry Gold's Pieces of Eight at the Hammersmith Palais: 1951
© Henry Grant Collection/Museum of London
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Harry Gold's Pieces of Eight jazz band playing at the Hammersmith Palais. During the late 1940s and 1950s Harry Gold and his band were household names thanks to their radio broadcasts, records and incessent touring. Born into a poor East End family, Harry was a committed socialist and union activist who campaigned for musicians rights. He died in 2005.
1951 AD - 1951 AD