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In 1940s Palmerston North, dance bands were in demand to play Saturday night halls, clubs and special occasions. Mel Creighton’s band, named The Aces, is set to play at one such venue, perhaps the ANA Dance Hall (later the Astoria Ballroom) in George Street. The band played many such halls, such as the old Oddfellows Hall in Cuba Street, A&P Hall at the Showgrounds. They also were popular for country dances in smaller towns like Opiki, Rongotea and Rangiotu. The named members of the band were: Mel Creighton (piano), Jack Creighton (double bass, father of Mel), Jeff Everson (drums). The other three members remain unnamed, but they were brothers. There signature card themed decorations appear with them in this photograph.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2012G_ELMAR-4_006305
Title
The Aces Dance Band
Relation
CA: Elmar Negative Collection. Notebook 1: Fm 252
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1946

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North Libraries and Community Services

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