I need to make a correction here.
Last column, in bringing the sad news of the passing of drummer Vere Gibson, I wrote that he was half of the Vere and Vern duo that included El Verno. Thanks to Robert Foster for bringing it to my attention and to Boo Rudder for confirming that the Vere in that duo was in fact Vere Millar, also a drummer, who passed a few years ago.
Thanks, fellas, for keeping me on my toes. I appreciate it.