In addition to hockey and ice skating, basketball and boxing matches took place at the Auditorium, as well as countless conferences and a variety of industry-related exhibitions, a boat show, two auto shows, and a variety of live performances and noteworthy events, including
-The Governor’s Inaugural Ball, January 16 (that would have been Buford Ellington’s inaugural event)
-Peter Paul and Mary, January 26
-Jackie Wilson, March 29
-Andy Williams, April 4
-Chet Atkins May 28
-James Brown, June 11
-Moms Mabley (a comedienne), September 3
-Aretha Franklin, September 22
-The WSM DJ Convention, the week of October 18
-The Globe Trotters, November 26
-The Temptations, November 26 . . . .
The information from this book will be interesting to compare with our business records from the same period, to see if Hatch Show Print provided any advertising posters for these events . . . stay tuned for future installments in this developing story!
Originally, Will T. Hatch and his staff made these books as gifts for his clients, and their simple design has appealed to us . . . . So much so, that just this year, we type set and printed the books, with a few updates: We made it in two sizes, one that fits in a pocket, and one that fits in a bag, and the interior paper is a strong text weight paper, intentionally left blank to allow the owner to fill in as she or he desires, with sketches, lists, reminders, or, as Mr. K so meticulously recorded, hours worked and the lively schedule of happenings at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
[If you are interested in a datebook, you purchase one through our store in Nashville, by calling 615-577-7710. The large books are $12.95 each, and the small books are $8.95 each.]