More success was attained in Chicago and then it was on to New York to pack them in at the Paramount Theater where kids waited for hours to get in and jitterbug in the aisles. At the age of 28, Benny Goodman was practically at the pinnacle of his profession as he was now featured on the Camel Caravan radio program and receiving rave reviews from the critics and fans. Then there was January 18, 1938, the date that he received his final approval with the Carnegie Hall gig. Benny Goodman was truly the "King of Swing".
The swing era began to fade a bit as World War II progressed, but Benny Goodman’s influence was felt as he was responsible for many kids getting into music and working in particular with the clarinet. He later played some classic compositions as a soloist with noted orchestras around the world. He had played with the best jazz and swing artists of his time and remained the King of Swing until his death in June of 1986 at the age off 77. (Comments? Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org)