The first time I saw Ivy Benson was when she was playing, with her Band, at the Lyons Corner House at Marble Arch, London in the late 1950's.

After making an approach to her, saying that I played Double Bass, she took my name, address and telephone number.

Two or three years later I recieved a letter from her, asking if I could join the Band - this was in 1961.

I stayed with Ivy for four years, leaving in 1964.

Una Mellor
played Double Bass
1961 to 1964