From the Archives: Senior Citizens “entertained” by Terry Lightfoot and his Jazzmen

This week’s From the Archives features a group of Penarth’s elderly citizens with star spangled performers, Viva Les Girls and Terry Lightfoot, a 60s Jazz musician, photographed in April 1969.

The photograph was taken in Tito’s Club, a Penarth nightclub, where 280 senior citizens gathered for a night of entertainment by Terry Lightfoot and the Jazzmen, Robert Earle, Viva Les Girls and Tito’s Trio.

According to the original report, the pensioners, who had never been to a night club before, enjoyed an exhilarating blend of coffee, biscuits, live music and dance- and all free of charge.

Terry Lightfoot and his band, the Jazzman, made far-flung tours of the UK, Europe and the USA in the 1950s and 60s, meeting world leaders, performing alongside legends such as Louis Armstrong, and featuring supporting performances by then-unknown bands, The Beatles and The Who.

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