Women's Swing Band plays Glenn Miller 1980s
Betty continued to be involved in women's music.
“In the 80s there was the Women's Swing Band which was about thirteen or fourteen women, which wasn’t exclusively lesbian. I have memories of humping the speakers up those wretched stairs at the Mermaid on Stratford Road; it was grim. Barbie was in it, that was around the time Barbie got involved with Ro, because I can remember Ro coming to rehearsals. She didn’t play anything. There was that odd straight woman who giggled a lot and who was usually stoned, from Handsworth, called Marion. We had all sorts of instruments and played big band, Glenn Miller, that sort of thing.”
Contributed by: Betty Hagglund, 50