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Memory Lane magazine

This is the Memory Lane Magazine web site. We are dedicated to the music of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s in particular the Great British Dance Bands (e.g. Ambrose, Jack Hylton, Lew Stone, Harry Roy),   swing bands (e.g. Ted Heath, Geraldo) and their stars (e.g. Nat Gonella, George Chisholm) and vocalists (e.g. Al Bowlly, Sam Browne, Chick Henderson). Memory Lane also covers American bands and singers of the era and related genres such as jazz and variety.

Memory Lane is now well established, having been founded in 1968 and having produced nearly 200 editions which have been sent world-wide. It is edited by Ray Pallett and published quarterly. This web site tells you all about Memory Lane, provides a selection of past articles and explains how to get it. Click on the links above and those below to explore the musical world of Memory Lane

To subscribe to Memory Lane, renew your subscription or buy one of our publications or CDs, follow the link above to our On-Line ShopTo find our next event, follow the link above to Events. Or click on the yellow rectangular links wherever they appear. 

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Memory Lane is published in the United kingdom from: Memory Lane, P O Box 1939, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3UH, England

Our e-mail address:

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Click the yellow link to subscribe to Memory Lane and you will get our Special Offer - an 18-month subscription covering 6 issues for the price of a normal subscription covering 4 issues.

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Existing subscribers to Memory Lane can renew their subscription by clicking the yellow link. This is particularly convenient for subscribers outside the United Kingdom as you can simply pay using your credit card, debit card or PayPal account.

Our CDs and books, etc.

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Memory Lane also has its own record label for CD releases and publishes various books - click on the yellow link to our On-Line Shop (or use the link at the top of this page) for details of what’s on offer. Details of Back Catalogue Page also accessed from our On-Line Shop. 

Our events

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Our next event is our Guided Walk on 13th May 2017 in Central London identifying the places where dance bands used to play. On October 7th 2017 we are holding our annual event "Memory Lane London 2017” where we are celebrating the dance bands with live entertainment and film.  Click on the yellow link to EVENTS for more details and to obtain tickets. 

Our music

Listen to a weekly “broadcast” of English dance bands by clicking this yellow link.

Al Bowlly

Memory Lane also incorporates the Al Bowlly Circle. Click the link to “Al Bowlly” above to take you to a page devoted to Al and click on On-line Shop where there is a link to "Books" to buy the Al Bowlly biography They Called Him Al

Our Latest Edition 

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The latest 60-page edition of Memory Lane, Summer 2017 (publication date: 9th May 2017) is pictured here. Featured in this issue are Bert Firman and his Brothers, Jay Wilbur, Sam Donahue, The Three Ginx, Larry Brennan, composer Geoffrey Parsons, remembering the TV programme Yesterday’s Witness and Henry Hall plus our regular feature  Caught In The Web (a review of the on-line news). Additionally, there are CD and DVD reviews, readers’ letters and plenty more. As usual this issue is profusely illustrated. You can receive this issue and future editions by subscribing HERE.


Writing for Memory Lane

Memory Lane welcomes articles, letters, pictures etc. for publication. Please click "Writing for Memory Lane" on the link at the top of this page. 

Some previous Memory Lane covers

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