Musical ambassadors documented in Hoover’s Radio Free Europe records

Dizzy Gillespie visits the RFE studios in Munich.
Dizzy Gillespie visits the RFE studios in Munich. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
Dave Brubeck
Jan Mekota and Veleria Kaiml of RFE's Czechoslovak service interview Dave Brubeck in October 1964. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
Jazz pianist Errol Garner
Jazz pianist Errol Garner speaking with an RFE reporter during a concert in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
British beat group the Creation
British beat group the Creation in the studio with RFE disc jockeys Janos Havel (left) and Jan Tyszkiewicz (right). Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
Vibraphonist Lionel Hampton
Eva Sramkova interviews vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
The Four Freshmen speak with a Radio Free Europe reporter during a concert in Mu
The Four Freshmen speak with a Radio Free Europe reporter during a concert in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records, Hoover Institution Archives.
Benny Goodman is interviewed by RFE reporters in Munich
Benny Goodman is interviewed by RFE reporters in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Jazz drummer Art Blakey talks to Radio Free Europe's Jozef Ptaczek after a concert in Munich, December 1965
Jazz drummer Art Blakey talks to Radio Free Europe's Jozef Ptaczek after a concert in Munich, December 1965. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Count Basie talks with Bill Rademakers (second from right) of RFE's Hungarian service in September 1956
Count Basie talks with Bill Rademakers (second from right) of RFE's Hungarian service in September 1956. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Ella Fitzgerald speaks with Radio Free Europe shortly after appearing at the Deutsches Museum in Munich
Ella Fitzgerald speaks with Radio Free Europe shortly after appearing at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Eugene Ormandy, of the Philadelphia Orchestra, speaking with Radio Free Europe reporters in Munich
Eugene Ormandy, of the Philadelphia Orchestra, speaking with Radio Free Europe reporters in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Earl "Fatha" Hines is interviewed by Bill Danch (left) and Geza Ekecs (right), producer of the RFE program Jazz Forum
Earl "Fatha" Hines is interviewed by Bill Danch (left) and Geza Ekecs (right), producer of the RFE program Jazz Forum. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Woody Herman records a tune for Radio Free Europe's Polish Tea Party program at the studios in Munich
Woody Herman records a tune for Radio Free Europe's Polish Tea Party program at the studios in Munich, Germany. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Nat King Cole speaks with Radio Free Europe in Munich
Nat King Cole speaks with Radio Free Europe in Munich. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
British duo Peter and Gordon with RFE's Stanislaw Julicki and Jozef Ptaczek of the Polish service teen program Green Wave in December 1965
British duo Peter and Gordon at the offices of EMI with RFE's Stanislaw Julicki and Jozef Ptaczek of the Polish service teen program Green Wave in December 1965. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Recordsr
Louis Armstrong visits with Radio Liberty reporters
Louis Armstrong visits with Radio Liberty reporters. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Jazz drummer Cozy Cole is interviewed for the RFE program Jazz Forum
Jazz drummer Cozy Cole is interviewed for the RFE program Jazz Forum. Box 117, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
Jack Teagarden is interviewed for the RFE program Jazz Forum
Jack Teagarden is interviewed for the RFE program Jazz Forum. Box 118, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records
RFE disc jockey Romilo Lemonidis (left) interviews Beach Boys manager Murray Wilson (right) in Munich
RFE disc jockey Romilo Lemonidis (left) interviews Beach Boys manager Murray Wilson (right) in Munich, Germany. Box 118, Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Corporate Records