"Club Call" - Ramstein Air Base Newspaper-
January 1960
(Remembered by Gillian Dennis
Alto Sax -1958 to -1965)


Insets: Top Left - Pat "Haggis" Gentles, Top Right - Wendy Todd, Bottom - Anne Bridgeman.
Band picture probably 1959.

Another thirty-one days of star - studded musical fare is in store for the Patrons of the Ramstein Airmens Club as Ivy Benson and her All-Girl Orchestra prepare for their stint at "The Best in the West". Following on the heels of the outstanding success logged in by the band last month, the current booking promises to attract a continuing series of capacity crowds to the Club. Ivy and the girls chalked up a similar back-to-back engagement last winterand on the basis of the December turnouts, Club officials are looking forward to another memorable month in the entertainment calendar of "The Best in the West".

Versatility is the keynote of the orchestras popularity. With Ivy at the baton, the music-minded lasses in the band run the full range of instrumental and vocal favorites. The girls are equally at home as they swing from the traditional standards to current hit tunes.

Continuing with the non-stop flow of top-notch in the spotlight on the new stage, Club officials have confirmed the February appearance locally of the Bob Overheidt Orchestra. Thus the New Year of 1960 gets underway with the consecutive Band of the Month engagements of two of the most popular groups ever to appear at the Ramstein Airmen's Club.

Overheidt is well know throughout Western Europe as a result of his many performances on TV, radio and the nightclubs around the continent. In his previous trips to "The Best in the West" the personable band leader has done full credit to his enviable reputation. The Overheidt name has always served as a sure-fire crowd-pleaser in days gone by. In addition to his many successes in featured Band of the Month spots, Overheidt has also scored heavily with both German and American customers in connection with his starring role at a wide range of G.A. festivities.

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