Q: On Apr. 25, 1950,
in the NBA draft, the Boston Celtics used their second-round pick to select the
first African-American to play in the NBA. What was his name?
A: Chuck Cooper of Duquesne.
Who said this the quote, “ I disapprove of what you say, but
I will defend to the death your right to say it” is usually attributed to?
Q:Who was sworn in as the first United States vice-president?
A: John Adams
reasons have been given for the decline of the Big Band Era. World War Two
ended in 1945 and as the nation struggled to convert from a war economy to a
peace time economy many had less to spend on entertainment. Civil rights
developed as an issue affecting the type of music played. The expenses of
maintaining a big band, with its high payrolls and brutal traveling schedules
contributed to their decline in tough economic times. Also popular music tastes
shifted from big bands to featured singers, jazz combos, and bebop and rock and
roll. But what is generally cited as the start of their demise?