• Short Summary

    AMERICAN RHYTHM AND BLUES SINGER JAMES BROWN, ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN WITH HIS 35 STRONG BACKING GROUP, TO A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON SATURDAY (30 MARCH).

  • Description

    AMERICAN RHYTHM AND BLUES SINGER JAMES BROWN, ARRIVED IN ABIDJAN WITH HIS 35 STRONG BACKING GROUP, TO A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME ON SATURDAY (30 MARCH).

    BROWN, BETTER KNOWN TO HIS THOUSANDS OF FANS AS MR. DYNAMITE, WAS FLOWN IN BY THE IVORY COAST GOVERNMENT AT AN ESTIMATED COST OF GBP27,500 STERLING FOR A TWO-NIGHT ENGAGEMENT. HE AND HIS GROUP WERE TO PERFORM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (31 MARCH) AT A TELEVISION GALA.

    ABOUT 200 EXCITED FANS TURNED OUT AT ABIDJAN'S AIRPORT TO MAKE SURE THEIR IDOL GOT A NOISY BUT WARM RECEPTION.

    ON A MORE OFFICIAL LEVEL, M. BEN SOUMAHORO, HEAD OF THE IVORY COAST'S TELEVISION NEWS, WAS ALSO THERE TO WELCOME THE VISITING SINGER WHO WAS PRESENTED WITH BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS BY TWO TELEVISION ANNOUNCERS.

    AND WITH THE END OF THE OFFICIAL PART OF THE WELCOME BROWN CROSSED THE TARMAC EXCHANGING GREETING WITH THE CROWD BEFORE LEAVING THE AIRPORT TO PREPARE FOR HIS FIRST PERFORMANCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA23JXS8NDDABT5465RC0385LPV
    Media URN:
    VLVA23JXS8NDDABT5465RC0385LPV
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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