ARCHIVE PHOTO OF THE DAY
Lionel Hampton, 1958
By STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 19, 2018
Red Grandy ©Stars and Stripes
Wiesbaden, Germany, January, 1958: Jazz great Lionel Hampton leads his band — consisting mainly of former servicemembers — across the floor in a spirited rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In." The vibraphone virtuoso told a Stars and Stripes reporter that "the Army camps and the air bases are crawling with musical talent ... No matter where we play some cat comes over with his horn and says, 'Hamp, can I sit in?' and I tell him to go grab himself a chair."
Stars and Stripes' 1958 story about Lionel Hampton in Wiesbaden.