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The Palomar

The Palomar

Remembering the big bands, the Swing Era....
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Please Support The Palomar and Tuxedo Junction

05/28/10
To all of our big band friendsIt has been nearly ten years since October 2000 when I launched Tuxedo Junction. Since then it has ...

Membership in The Palomar

05/22/10
We welcome new members to The Palomar, an interactive, member-driven blog where you can share your love of big band music with others.All ...

“A Great Lady Dies” - Pamela Murphy

05/14/10
Pamela Murphy, widow of WWII hero and actor, Audie Murphy, died peacefully at her home on April 8, 2010. She was the widow of the most ...

Lena Horne Dies at 92

05/10/10
When I learned of Lena Horne's passing last night, I felt remorse and sadness. She was a remarkable performer -- and someone I met, ...

Hunton Downs (1918-2010)

04/20/10
I received emails yesterday from two big band buddies about the passing of Hunton Downs 1918-2010 on Feb. 13th in Asheville, NC. He would ...

Yesterdays

04/18/10
Palomar Member Robin Kalhorn posted a video a few days ago from the 1964 science fiction movie Robinson Crusoe on Mars that contains a song ...

03/27/10

A Portrait of George T. Simon

03/19/10
George T. Simon - Author George T. Simon, writer, record producer, drummer 'He was their reviewer, reporter, booster, adviser, confidant, ...

Big Band Chronology (March 6 -12)

03/03/10
March 6Guitarist Wes Montgomery is born in Indianapolis, 1923.Harry James records Indiana, 1939. Other charts recorded include And the ...

To Each His Own

02/26/10
I began collecting records when I was only nine years old. In 1949.Only yesterday.What prompted me to buy my own records was when Aunt ...

Spike Jones

01/25/10
Spencer's post about 'A Boy Named Sue' reminded me of all the novelty songs that were so popular in the 1940's. Kay Kyser recorded quiet a ...

George is Back

01/12/10
I'm back -- after a three-week hospital stay, raring to go, feeling better than everI want to thank Norm, Spencer, and Jeff for looking ...