Ken 'Snakehips' Johnson
His own band was called Ken Johnson and his Rhythm Swingers (later renamed The West Indian Orchestra), which played jazz and swing music. The band had a residency at the London nightclub Café de Paris . It was here on March 8, 1941, during the blitz, that two bombs came through the Rialto roof straight onto the Café dance floor soon after the start of a performance. Eighty people died, including Johnson and most of his band.