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.
The latest 56-page edition of Memory Lane, Summer 2019, Issue 203 (publication date: 7th May 2019) is pictured here. Features in this issue include Henry Hall and the BBC Dance Orchestra, Alfie Noakes, Noel Coward, Billy Bissett, a Tribute to Chris Ellis, Alex Mendham, Dancing and Dance Bands feature plus our regular feature Caught In The Web (a review of the on-line news).
Additionally, there are CD and DVD 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.
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.
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"