DM2000021126:SAED:MUSIC:PERSONALITY:JUL1955 - Jazz on Wheels! - Dolly Rathebe, Drum Cover, July 1955. When the Jazz Parade arrived in Durban, the artist all wanted to go to the beach. And they did too - after rehearsals! It was a singing and swimming afternoon though it had its exciting moments for Dolly. The morning train from Johannesburg to Durban was turned into a hep train by the Jazz Parade troupe as it swung its way to the coast to jazz up the fans in Durban with singing, dancing, and extra hot cheese-cake by Dolly Rathebe! Came Saturday afternoon and the troupe's first performance at a matinee in the City Hall. The hall was now packed with paying ears who came to listen. and what a show it was! The whole troupe put their everything in it; so much so that the second performance that evening was packed out. Four hundred people were turned away. (Photograph by Drum photographer Baileys Archives) neg 597
Durban circa 1880 West Street from Field Street, looking towards the Berea. The high building on theleft was that of FRank Stevens, Boot and Shoe Merchant. The figure seated on the pavement on the left is opposite the building then occupied by J.F. King, gunsmith.
DM2000061405:GCP:MUSIC:PERSONALITY:28APR1957 - 3 African Stars Stay In Swank White Hotel - They are Dorothy Masuka (Masuku), the 23-year-old Rhodesian disc-record artist; Ben Masinga, polularly known as 'Sachmo' for his impersonations of Louis Armstrong, and 28-year-old Theophilus Bopela, a Durban pianist. The trio arrived in Durban by plane from East London where they were part of the African Jazz show. They left in the s.s. Isipingo for Lourenco Marques where they will play in 'African Revue'. (Photographs by Ranjith Kally Baileys Archive) neg E165