This site is in continuing development - now into it's
Fourth year - we are collecting information connected with this Band
to provide an accurate entertaining record of those Dance Band days
- we hope you may be able to help, by supplying some interesting details,
however small. Thank you for visiting.
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Playing at Konigshof, Stuttgart, West Germany. The band
played here for many
years, one or two month periods. They played seven sessions a week,
every evening and a couple of hours on Sunday mornings. People used
to come in
from Church and enjoy the music and have lunch. It was a massive place
and ran from 1966 to the late1970's when it changed to a disco.
The Ivy Benson All Girls Band spanned a period of
some 40 years, from 1939,
with her first 9 piece "Rhythm Girls" until the final gig at the London
in 1982 with the "Ivy Benson Showband".
This website is a salute to the band, and is aimed at stirring the memories
of those dance band days - the musicians who played in it, and those
who were involved in any way, not forgetting the "Fans" who
many happy hours dancing to Ivy and her "Girls" - the tours
bases, the Summer Seasons -
there's a lot of entertaining and amusing stories out there!
This band, in its various guises, was a UK one-off lasting over 40 years
and having in excess of 250 girls playing in it; it was a unique entertainment
phenomenon and we hope you enjoy this website and the record of its
If you can help with any information, stories, photos etc. please contact
Copyright - Brian D Ravenhill - 2007