The Hingham Fourth of July parade was led by a Black band and two military units. Many musicians who would continue on to become famous jazz musicians were stationed or stopped over in Hingham and were part of the Hingham Depot Ammunition Band during the war including John Coltrane (in 1945), Al Grey, Jimmy Witherspoon, and Tommy Ridgely.

[Images: Hingham Historical Society Source: Not All is Changed, p.357]

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