Third in the 22 part series of columns by my grandfather, Lawson E. Parker, for the Fort Lauderdale Sunday News.
I’ve heard Bix Beiderbecke’s name all my life. I didn’t know anything about him, though, until the internets came around and I could Google him.
Of course Grandpop loved the Wolverine Orchestra; Bix was his favorite musician, and Grandpop was a U.of Michigan Wolverine.
On a side note, October 31 was my great-grandmother Grace Parker’s birthday and my great-grandparents’ anniversary.
Victor Moore, on drums, was a realtor in Fort Lauderdale when Grandpop wrote this column. Apparently, he didn’t live as hard as Bix (cornet, far right) did.