Sunday, July 22, 2007
R.I.P: Earl Watkins
Drummer Earl Watkins died July 1st at the age of 87. In the 1950s Watkins played in the dixieland band of Bob Scobey before joining Earl Hines with whom he performed at San Francisco's Club Hangover from 1956 to 1961. He remained active as a musician until last September and also was very much involved in activities by the local musicians' union. Obituary: San Francisco Chronicle .