Date: May 17, 1940
Credit: The Guardian newspaper
Cab Calloway was a very popular African-American jazz singer and orchestra leader during the 1930s and 1940s. He rised to stardom through his performances at the famous Cotton Club in the Harlem district of New York, U.S.A., with his song Minnie the Moocher. He was also an actor and appeared in several movies, including The Blues Brothers, where he sang his famous song. During those years, Cab Calloway and his orchestra took part in a number of tours through Europe, the United States and Canada. On May 28, 1940, while he was at the peak of his career, he played at the Verdun Auditorium with his orchestra’ musicians.