Memory Lane Magazine - now in its 50th year of publication

Memory Lane is a quality printed & digital magazine dedicated to the music of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, in particular the Great British Dance Bands, Swing bands, their musical stars and featured vocalists.

Ambrose, Jack Hylton, Lew Stone, Harry Roy, Ted Heath, Geraldo, Nat Gonella, George Chisholm, Al Bowlly, Sam Browne and Chick Henderson; to name just a few.

Memory Lane also covers American bands and singers of the era and related genres such as Jazz and Light Music.

Memory Lane is now well established, having been founded in 1968 and having produced over 200 editions which have been sent world-wide. It is edited by Ray Pallett and published quarterly from Leigh-on-Sea in England. 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 below to explore the musical world of Memory Lane.
A free sample copy of issue 202 can be downloaded here in PDF format. HIGH resolution & LOW resolution for slow internet connections.


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EVENTS
Buy tickets here

The next Memory Lane event is our popular central London Guided Walk Way Up West which takes place on Saturday 9th may, 2020.

CD's & DVD's

Memory Lane also has its own record label for CD & DVD releases.

Order here and also get details of new releases and the back catalogue.

BOOKS, LISTS & PAMPHLETS

They Called Him Al - The Musical Life of Al Bowlly by Ray Pallett.

A Modest Maestro - The Lew Stone Story by Tony Staveacre.

Our Latest Edition

Winter 2019, Issue 205

Memory Lane Issue 205

The latest 56-page edition of Memory Lane, Winter 2019, Issue 205 (publication date: 6th November 2019) is pictured here.

Features in this issue include Ivor Mairantz, Joe Branelly, Ken Johnson, Bert Read, Jack Harris, the Metropole record label and the EMI and Decca record factories plus our regular feature Caught In The Web (a review of the on-line news).

Additionally, there are CD reviews, book reviews, readers’ letters and plenty more. As usual this issue is profusely illustrated. You can receive this issue and future editions by subscribing here.

Music Podcast

John Wright Podcast

Listen to a weekly podcast of British Dance Bands music, played on original 78rpm records.

This link will take you to John Wright's latest podcast.

Al Bowlly Circle

Al Bowlly Circle

Memory Lane also incorporates the Al Bowlly Circle. A section devoted to Al where you can buy the Al Bowlly biography, "They Called Him Al"