Alex N. "Sleepy" Stein (b January 15, 1919, in Savannah, Georgia, d. July 27, 2000, in Rancho Palos Verdes, California) was a jazz disc jockey and radio station owner often broadcasting from the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach (1957 - 1966). The station became known as "The Jazz Knob".
Montgomery, Wes: silky smooth guitarist, born Indianapolis 1923, died Indianapolis 1968; revolutionized the art of jazz guitar and beat the odds when his songs were played regularly by AM radio stations. At the peak of his commercial success, a fatal heart attack silenced Montgomery's octave-note solos and sophisticated chords. How cool? Strong work ethic translated into days spent as a welder and nights spent onstage. My husband found one of his guitars and sold it.
DALE EVANS COLLECTION - 38 episodes Dale Evans was born with the less than charming name of Frances Octavia Smith on Halloween Night 1912 (October 31, 1912) in a small Texas town. The young Francis was raised in Texas and Arkansas and was married at the age of 14, divorced and a single mom by the age 17. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee to seek a singing career and worked minor parts on radio calling herself Frances Fox.