Amateur night at the Apollo: Ralph Cooper presents five decades of great entertainment

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HarperCollins Publishers, Nov 30, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
For a firsthand slice (complete with photographs) of spectacular Harlem history, travel down memory lane with Ralph Cooper, the man who has been running the Apollo Theater's amateur hour since its opening day. A comulsively readable memoir going beyond great gossip to provide a long overdue tribute to Harlem's pivotal place in the music industry. Black-and-white photographs.

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Dancer-turned-emcee Cooper, host of weekly amateur contests at Harlem's Apollo Theatre from 1934 to the present, recounts the victories and defeats of young entertainers as they sought the favor of ... Read full review

Contents

THERES BEEN A WHOLE LOTTA QUAKlNG GOlN ON
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TOMORROWS STARS TODAY
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A NEW ERA BEGINS
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