José Ferrer ’33, left, with his band, which included Edward Tryon ’32 (drums), Richard Roberts ’32 (banjo), and Robert Perry ’32 (piano).
Courtesy Tom Roberts ’71

My father, Richard Brooke Titus Roberts ’32, was in the band mentioned at the beginning of the Princeton Portrait of José Ferrer ’33 (March issue). I have a picture of the band. Ferrer is standing at the left. He was the lead singer. My father is holding his banjo.

According to my “source,” José Ferrer was not the best singer, but the girls all adored him. I have the banjo that my father played. It still has the blood stains from one late night session during which Dad lost his picks but kept on playing.

Editor’s note: This letter has been updated to correct the photo caption

Tom Roberts ’71 k’32
Bethesda, Md.