Local musical historian releases documentary about WWII swing band touring frontline


The Streamliners were a famous Canadian swing band touring the European front from 1944 to 1945.

The show:

Local music historian Andy Sparling released an audio documentary about the Streamliners. They were a swing band taken from the ranks of aircraft maintenance trainees to become a touring band that traveled throughout the European front from 1944 to 1945. The band would be known as one of the best bands of the time.

It is a privilege to share this documentary with you on today’s show. Its historical and musical significance cannot be underestimated. Enjoy the trip down memory lane while learning some incredible Canadian history.

Originally aired: May 17, 2024


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