All the glamour and nostalgia of the big band era of the 1920s to the 1960s come to life in Jim Davidson’s account. Here is Sydney in the Jazz Age; Davidson played the top hotels, the orchestra pits of the silent movies before his successful dance band played the dance halls of the 1930s. World War II brought the creation of the concert parties for the entertainment of Australian troops – and a lot of clashes with a Sergeant Peter Finch. He later worked at the BBC, meeting the top English radio stars before returning to Australia to work at the ABC in the 60s – and he has a lot to say about that, as well. Illustrated with black and white photos sure to evoke memories of a simpler time.