1903 - Les Hite was born.
- Les Hite led a series of significant orchestras.
1930 - He took over Paul Howard's band and it became Sebastian's Cotton Club Orchestra, soon becoming a fixture at L.A.'s Cotton Club for years.
1937 - His big band occasionally toured, it remained based in Los Angeles.
1945 - Hite gradually dropped out of the music business although in his last five years he managed a booking agency.
1962 - Les Hite died.
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