Dave Remington and his Dixieland Six


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

Veterans Who Have Passed: John Thomas Bates

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Jan. 6, 2020.

“Vedra ‘looking forward’ to life out of politics – 1997

Source: Rockford Register Star April 3, 1997; article by Phil Borchmann, photo by Ken Love



Emmett “Joe” Zinnecker – 2017 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/9/2017