William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities.
This is an image of "flappers" doing the Charleston in 1924. This was a popular dance during this point in time. Pop culture- the Charleston became a common dance among young men and women in the 1920s. People were having a good time going to clubs and drinking alcohol, shopping and living the “high life”. Also, the 1920s was known as the “jazz age” gramophones often played jazz music that was what people did the Charleston dance to.
Wag Club Popular club at which David Bowie filmed the music video for Blue Jean ***Also, location of The Flamingo, a club frequented by popular musicians such as members of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix