A Birthday Celebration
Frankie Manning's 85th @ Roseland Ballroom, 1999
by Alan D.Sugarman
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About the Book
Memorial to Lindy Hopper Frankie Manning (1914-2009). Documentary photos of his 85th Birthday Celebration at Roseland Ballroom, New York City, May 26, 1999. Over 1800 people attended featuring two live big bands: the Count Basie Orchestra and the George Gee Orchestra, Performances by Frankie Manning, Chazz Young, and Norma MIller, Rhythm Hot Shots, Grit Grinders, Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, Minnies Moochers and more. Music CD of this event: Swingin' Away including rare recording of Frankie Manning calling the Shim Sham with the George Gee Orchestra. Available at Amazon.com. Frankie Manning - Savoy Ballroom Dancer, Whitey's Lindy Hopper, and Legendary Lindy Hop Dancer. He died in April, 2009, just weeks short of a planned 95th Birthday Celebration at the Manhattan Center. Third Edition Published July. 2009, with 80 pages - adding photos not included in the first edition of May, 2009.