Musical ambassadors documented in Hoover’s Radio Free Europe records

Thursday, March 5, 2009
Ella Fitzgerald speaks with Radio Free Europe
Ella Fitzgerald speaks with Radio Free Europe

Artists traveling throughout Europe in the 1960s, especially American jazz musicians, often visited with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reporters. Included in this slideshow are some notable examples, including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Benny Goodman, as well as many outside the American jazz scene. (The photographs of these musical ambassadors are part of the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty broadcast records at the Hoover Institution Archives.)