The Chessmen
Hoquiam, Washington
1961 - 1962


Roger DeWees ~ Drums
Bob Enquist ~ Electric Piano
Ken Stuberfield ~ Bass
Bill Stutesman ~ Lead Guitar
Dick Walker ~ Rhythm Guitar

In Memory of

Ken Stuberfield

The Chessmen were a really good band but didn't stay together too long.  I think most of them moved away to go the college.  Bob Enquist is now a dentist and living in California the last I heard.  Dick Walker lives in British Columbia.

Stan Foreman, December 2003

The above photo was taken in 1960 and published in the Aberdeen Daily World as a promotion for a series of gigs at the Ocosta Grange Hall which later became the "Silver Seagull".

I can still remember going with the promotor, a deejay who's name escapes me, and meeting with the Grange committee, local farmers who were feeling pretty skeptical about this new endeavor. The money, however, proved irresistible.

Dick Walker, December 2003

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Last Update:  1 March 2011
Credits: Stan Foreman, Dick Walker
Band # 560