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ClarkThe Autobiography of Clark Terry$
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Clark Terry and Gwen Terry

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268463

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268463.001.0001

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George Hudson

George Hudson

17. George Hudson

Gwen Terry

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In this chapter, Clark shares his experience of how he lost all his earnings from the naval band, in gambling. As a result he had to head back to St. Louis, and he was determined not to go empty handed, and so he didn't play any of his twenty-four dollars of his weekly pay. On reaching St. Louis, he heard about George Hudson and his gig. George's music was very difficult. The Club Plantation was the hottest scene around; every major act in show business played there. The acts came and went quickly with George's band and there was hardly any time to rehearse. Clark had to be perfect. To earn the confidence, he kept his cool and because of his solo practices, managed to perform extremely well at the gig.

Keywords:   Clark, gambling, St. Louis, George Hudson, gig

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