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Sammy Davis Jr. in Hanau, 1968

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 14, 2020

Gus Schuettler ©Stars and Stripes
Hanau, West Germany, September, 1968: Sammy Davis Jr. performs for U.S. service members at the Fliegerhorst Caserne gym. "The big-band sound blasted through the gym as Davis socked it to 5,500 soldiers in uniform, a Stars and Stripes story about the concert said. "He belted out soul, pop, rock and blues. He played drums and the vibes. He tap-danced and gave impersonations for the roaring crowd, putting on a two-and-a-half-hour show."

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Stars and Stripes' 1968 story about Davis's concert in Hanau.