Source: Thibault Camus/ AP File
Source: Rockford Register Star, USA Today Network, Nov. 29, 2021.
- Julia Wells 2. Grace Leonard 3. Etta Clark 4. Nettie Worthman 5. Mrs. G. Will Fish 6. Florence Bryant 7. Winnifred Gray 8. Ethel Comings 9. Caroline Radecke 10. Martha Kennedy
Mrs. Willis Kimball 12. Belle Elmore 13. Lossie Comings 14. Fannie Blinn 15. May Stewart 16. Alice Brown
Photo Source: RPL Local History Photo Collection
Sources: Color photo; Rockford Register Star, October 23, 1985
Source: Pappagallo, Spring 2019
In May 1958, Dave Remington and his Dixieland Six started performing at Walt Williamson’s renowned Wagon Wheel Lodge just outside of Rockford. Members of the band, from left, were Joe Levinson, bass; Dick Oakley, trumpet (who replaced Bobby Lewis, the original trumpet player); Chuck Hedges, clarinet; Wayne “Happy” Gormley, drums; Dave Remington, trombone; Mel Grant, piano. The Dixieland Six played for many occasions in and around Rockford.
Source: Rockford Memories 977.331 R682 v.2