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12. Club Eleven

In 1950, the Club Eleven jazz club moved to 50 Carnaby Street, but closed after only six months when it was raided by the police. One of the house bands was led by John Dankworth, and the track below was one which would have been played at that time. Here it is arranged and performed by his son and granddaughter Alec and Emily Dankworth.

Previous image: John Dankworth in 1950. Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns, Getty Images. Right: Alec and Emily Dankworth. Photograph by Lucy Harrison, 2013.

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