Pete Myers interviews Lionel Hampton

Lionel Hampton on the vibes at the Aquarium in New York in 1946 (© Wikimedia)

Pete Myers caught up with jazz great Lionel Hampton while he was on tour in Europe . His performance on the Vredenburgh stage in Utrecht was a celebration of fifty years in show business, from playing drums with Louis Armstrong to the Jazz Hall of Fame. Hampton reminisces about the ups and downs of his career, the central role played by his wife Gladys, and European audiences.

interview by Pete Myers in 1982.