Billy Banks
Billy Banks
For the rugby league footballer of the 1940s and '50s for Great Britain, Wales, and Huddersfield, see William "Billy" Banks For other persons named William Banks, see William Banks For other persons named Willie Banks, see Willie Banks Billy Banks was an American jazz singer. Banks is most prominently remembered for being a successful female impersonator on record.
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Walker-Obit - Helena Daily World
Google News - over 5 years
... B'Ariyon Cosby, a goddaughter, Levern Williams; four sisters, Emma Jean Banks, Bessie Dial, Lee Alice Wilson and Catherine Banks all of Chicago; three brothers, JW Galvin and Billy Banks of Chicago and William Banks of New York; a brother-in-law,
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Shame to see Plassey Street's old church school knocked down - Penarth Times
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With the new houses being built on the site of the Billy Banks, there are bound to be children living in the houses. Surely the old school could have been turned into a two-floor building to educate the infants or juniors?
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL; The Friars Tune Out Antics Then Dominate the Gaels
NYTimes - over 17 years
The bus had arrived hours earlier, and after running through pre-game warm-ups, the St. Anthony players were just going through the motions, waiting for the game to begin -- or, more precisely, waiting for the home team to show up at the field. Then, with bagpipes wailing over the loudspeakers, St. Anthony's predominantly underclassman squad
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Tracing Turner's Steps In the Yorkshire Dales
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: The Yorkshire dales afford so many pleasures, from Wensleydale cheese to medieval abbeys, that artistic connections seem superfluous. They exist, although for most recent travelers they begin and end with James Herriot, the local veterinarian whose books inspired the television series ''All Creatures Great and Small. The Yorkshire dales
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Billy Banks
  • 1967
    Age 59
    Late in the 1950s he relocated to Japan, and died there in Tokyo in 1967.
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  • 1954
    Age 46
    One of his last recordings was done in Denmark in 1954 with Cy Laurie.
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  • 1932
    Age 24
    Banks recorded in 1932 with an all-star, multi-racial jazz lineup made up of Red Allen on trumpet, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Tommy Dorsey on trombone, Joe Sullivan on piano, Zutty Singleton on drums, and Fats Waller, also on piano; most of the black musicians were from Luis Russell's retinue, while the white ones had been brought to the studio by producer Irving Mills.
    More Details Hide Details The vocals were once thought to have been performed by Una Mae Carlisle, but Banks is the actual vocalist. Banks worked with Russell as a showman and vocalist, and later worked with Noble Sissle. He later performed in cabarets under Billy Rose, then toured Europe, Australia, and East Asia in the 1950s.
  • 1908
    Age 0
    Born in 1908.
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