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Newport Jazz Festival.
Newport Jazz Festival
Ayresome Park has played host to some amazing football matches with legendary stars, but in 1978 it also pulled in some of the biggest names in music.
BBC Tees' John Foster has been asking for memories of a wonderful weekend when the biggest names ever came to Teesside.
Ella Fitzgerald headlined the festival along with Oscar Peterson, Art Blakey and Dizzy Gillespie.
Legendary Teesside musician Ray Dales along with Peter Papparill played at the event and came to BBC Tees to share some memories and show some of the memorabilia from the event.
last updated: 11/09/07
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