Pete Myers interviews Lionel Hampton (1979)

This programme is part of the series Pete Myers' interviews
Lionel Hampton on the vibes at the Aquarium in New York in 1946 (© Wikimedia)

Pete Myers caught up with jazz great Lionel Hampton (1908-2002) while he was on tour in Europe in 1979. His performance on the Vredenburg stage in Utrecht was a celebration of fifty years in show business, from playing drums with Louis Armstrong to the Alabama 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.

Interviewer: Pete Myers

Broadcast: October 21, 1979

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