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Roger Boykins

Dallas musician Roger Boykin has long been known for his jazz piano skills. Shown here with a guitar in 1963, about the time he graduated from Bishop College, Boykin is still a part of the Dallas music scene.
ca. 1963
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Lena Horne at Dallas Love Field Airport. She was bumped off a flight in Fort Worth and came to Love Field to continue her journey to Birmingham, Alabama.
February 2, 1944
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Lena Horne
Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong crowns Queen - Delta.
ca. 1964
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Gladys Knight and the Pips at Bishop College.
ca. 1968
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Gladys Knight
Ike and Tina Turner
Ike and Tina Turner in Dallas.
ca. 1962
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Jazz composer and orchestra leader Duke Ellington holding roses. Ellington was a guest conductor for the "Dollar Concert" series staged by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Memorial Auditorium.
December 1, 1965
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Duke Ellington
Buster Smith Band
Buster Smith Band at Cocoanut Grove. Henry "Buster" Smith, arranger, composer, clarinet and alto saxophone player, was co-leader of the Count Basie band before forming his own band based in Dallas in 1937. Smith is perhaps best known for mentoring the legendary saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker.
ca. 1946
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