Created 2014-07-27
Last updated 2014-07-28

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The Duke – Where and When

A Chronicle of Duke Ellington's
Working Life and Travels

U.S.A. Department of State Cables
re Ellington in East Africa, 1973

In late 1973 Ellington and his orchestra made Duke's last European concert tour, but the State Department arranged for them to go to Africa as well.

These U.S. State Department cables about the African leg of the tour are from Wikileaks, which I am uncomfortable visiting.

It looks as if the band flew all night, changing planes in Rome, and arriving in London in the late morning. They then began their tour of England with a Royal Command Variety Performance that day...

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