BENNY GOODMAN - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 04/09/1957 - HFSID 278519
BENNY GOODMAN Goodman signed this check in 1957 to pay $1,400 in federal taxes Check signed "Benny Goodman" in blue ink. 8¼x3, perforated top and left edges. April 5, 1957. Check No 15941 for $1,400.
Sale Price $1,020.00
Goodman signed this check in 1957 to pay $1,400 in federal taxes
Check signed "Benny Goodman" in blue ink. 8¼x3, perforated top and left edges. April 5, 1957. Check No 15941 for $1,400.07, made out to "Director of Internal Revenue" and drawn on Goodman's account at the 5th Avenue and 60th Street branch of The Hanover Bank in New York. This check was endorsed on verso with a red ink stamp by Treasurer of the United States on April 22, 1957. After playing with bands in the 1920s and early 1930s, Goodman (1909-1986, born in Chicago, Illinois) organized his own orchestra in 1934. In 1935, he formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa and Teddy Wilson; it became a quartet in 1936, when Lionel Hampton joined. Goodman was the first major white bandleader to integrate black and white musicians. Performing for radio, motion pictures and records, Goodman's orchestra became nationally famous. Composers Béla Bartók, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Morton Gould wrote music for him. Lightly toned and creased. Normal bank stamps and cancellation holes, some of which touch signature. Pinholes near left edge. Otherwise in fine condition.
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