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Who's signature is this?

Hi Fred

I hope you don't mind me emailing you, I was hoping you maybe able to help me. I am a book collector and recently I managed to find a rare signed copy of Louis Armstrong's book, Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans. It is signed by Louis and 14 other band members. It was signed at the Belle Vue in Manchester in 1956. The reason for the email was I hope you maybe able to help me with a few of the signatures, as I don't know much about the Jazz scene from that period. I have managed to decipher most of the signatures but there are three that I cant figure out, and I was hoping you may know. I have included a photo with this email of the signatures and a list of the ones I managed to figure out. I have circled the ones that I have no clue about. Any help would be very much appreciated, I Know it is a long shot but I thought I would give it a go.

With the warmest of regards Michael Nesbitt


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