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[Photograph 2012.201.B0313.0035]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Al Donahue, a top-flight veteran of the entertainment circuits, brings his orchestra to Oklahoma City this weekend for the opening of the Persian Room, A new night spot in the Skirvin Tower hotel."
Date: August 28, 1949
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0089.0901]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The Buddy Billen band performs Wednesday in the down town Myriad Gardens as a prelude to a folklife festival Friday an Saturday."
Date: June 4, 1986
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0089.0903]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Jazz and cemeteries are integral parts of a new exhibit opening at the Oklahoma Art Center so it seems only appropriate to combine them in this picture announcing an upcoming dance at OAC."
Date: September 24, 1976
Creator: Miller, Joe
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0089.0902]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "A "Happening's" just not a "happening" without music, and Buddy Billen's band provided that popular brass sound during intermission entertainment at the shore show."
Date: May 22, 1968
Creator: Derby, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0256.0393]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "SKITCH HENDERSON. pianist, conductor, radio and TV emcee--and former bomber pilot--sees Oklahoma City through a rosy haze that has nothing to do with music."
Date: December 4, 1954
Creator: Killian, Thomas F.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0256.0394]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "It is Skitch Henderson's Orchestra -- with Skitch himself at the piano -- that played for, and delight, the more than 400 dancing guests at the Winter Ball."
Date: January 27, 1968
Creator: Derby, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1436.0017]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The new band leader for the "Fair Follies of '58," in front of grandstand, is Jack Cavan, who has been musical diretor of some of the biggest stage shows in the country as well as featured at the Edgewater Beach in Chicago."
Date: 1958
Creator: Hill, Gilbert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0287]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Spade Cooley, sitting in a wheel chair because of his recent heart attack, is pushed to the counsel table in Bakersfield, Calf."
Date: April 13, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0238.0288]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Former western-style bandleader Spade Cooley (left) hears parting words from his attorney, P. Basil Lambros, as he enters cell after hearing Bakersfield, Calif., jury today rule him guilty of murdering his wife."
Date: August 19, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society