Tom & Roy



I can tell you absolutely nothing about this.

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     Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 22, 2019
     Category: Human Marvels | Music | Postal Services





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I think the picture is a publicity "joke."
"Tom and Roy" were singer/guitarists Tom Dix and Roy Weston. They worked together at radio stations WLS (Chicago) and WQAM (Miami). Here's a WLS newsletter from 1935 that mentions them. http://www.otrr.org/FILES/Magz_pdf/Stand%20By/Stand%20By%20351026.pdf
And here's one of their records: https://www.discogs.com/Tom-And-Roy-In-My-Old-Cabin-Home-In-The-Mountains-The-MountainMusic-And-You/release/10741264
Posted by Frank on 02/22/19 at 04:41 PM
Excellent research, Frank. Hard to know for sure what the heck was up with that card! But you brought us a little closer.
Posted by Paul on 02/22/19 at 08:12 PM
Wow! Montgomery Ward has a record label?!
Posted by ges on 02/23/19 at 07:15 PM
Not sure it's the same man, but I searched the archives and found a Tom Mix living in Arizona in the 1930 and 1940 censuses. In 1930 he's listed as "radio singer", partner to Jerry Barret. In 1940, his occupation is "resort hotel entertainer." I found numerous Phoenix newspaper ads around 1940 advertising Tom Dix and his trio. One ad says: "...master of Guitar and singer extraordinary… he will delight you as he has thousands of his radio listeners throughout the country."

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9R4L-C6C?i=6&cc=1810731
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89M1-LF5M?i=10&cc=2000219
https://www.newspapers.com/image/4491243/?terms=%22tom%2Bdix%22
https://www.newspapers.com/image/8747072/?terms=%22tom%2Bdix%22



Posted by Don Griffith on 02/28/19 at 01:32 PM
Excellent research, Don G! Many thanks!
Posted by Paul on 02/28/19 at 03:18 PM
Sorry... meant to say Tom "Dix"... not the more famous Tom Mix.
Posted by Don Griffith on 02/28/19 at 03:24 PM
Another archival find matching Frank's information:

The Register-Republic (Rockford, IL), 6 May 1933, page 11
c/o http://www.genealogybank.com

Radio Stars Appearing At V.F.W. Barn Dance

Tom Dix and Roy Weston, harmony team from radio station WLS [Chicago], will be the headline attraction at a barn dance and floor show to be staged Friday evening, May 12, at… Thomas G. Lawler post, No. 342, Veterans of Foreign Wars… Dix and Weston, known on the air as Tom and Roy, are billed as versatile entertainers. Dix is vocalist of the duo. Weston is the instrumentalist, playing the guitar and all reed instruments.
Posted by Don Griffith on 02/28/19 at 03:56 PM
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