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1961 Natal Open Dance Band Competition In the late 50s, the 60s and the 70s most dance bands were resident at one or more of the popular dance venues such as The Himalaya Hotel, The Pelican, The Island, The moon, The Admiral and Sol Namara among others. A number of contests were held to select the best of any particular year. At first these were restricted to Dance Bands, but later contests such as The Battle of The Beats featured rock ‘n’ roll groups. Thanks to Errol Johnson here is the program for the 1961 Natal Open Dance Band Contest.
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Sam’s Latin Kings
The Blue Ricks
The Intermezzos
Calypsos
Five Pennies
Masterkeys
Ray Kress Quintet
Rhythm Bluebirds
Santiagos
San Remos