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.
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".