Memories of Growing Up in Marysville


Editor’s note: This is the fourteenth of a series about growing up in Marysville during the late 1930s and the 1940s written by Bill Boyd. Each article is a snapshot of the people, businesses and activities during that era as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
Boyd was born in Marysville in 1932, graduated from Marysville High School in 1950, and lived the greater part of his life here.
Trip to see Stan
It was the summer of 1947 or 1948, I can’t remember which. One of the hottest musicians around was Stan Kenton. His band was playing a new kind of music which was called “Progressive Jazz,” and kids everywhere seemed to love it. It was a totally different sound, and it was more for listening than for dancing.

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