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They came frequently, and they loved to come, because in the Germany of the fifties an excited audience awaited them. If Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, or other important figures of jazz appeared in the Frankfurt Storyville, the had an audience mixed from soldiers of the American occupying forces and students hungry of jazz. And I was among their most faithful listeners. I did not find it difficult to approach the stars with my camera. I even walked a whole night through Frankfurt with Dizzie Gillespie, showing him the city and ist clubs, while the great trumpeter did not grow weary of unpacking his instrument and playing a few pieces. It was not before the early morning that he threw himself onto the hotel bed before my eyes and fell asleep while still sitting. I carefully placed his horn onto the cover, and then I took my shot.