(Gene Bane/Stars and Stripes)

Kaiserslautern, Germany, Oct. 12, 1954: Jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, accompanied by famed jazz drummer Roy Haynes onstage in Kaiserslautern. The stop was one of many on Vaughan’s European tour. The singerhit 23 major cities in as many days, but did have time for a quick chat with Stars and Stripes reporter Robert Dunphy. Check out the interview here.

If you dig jazz, be sure to dig into Stars and Stripes Historic newspaper archives this Jazz Appreciation Month! We have digitized our 1948-1999 European and Pacific editions, as well as several of our WWII editions and made them available online through

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