Born: January 12, 1947
Died: August 12, 1974, in Jackson Minnesota
Wally played organ for Chase, a brass jazz-rock band led by trumpeteer Bill Chase. Wally joined the band for the third and last record, the excellent Pure Music, where his oscillating leads and dripping Hammond organ chords added flair and texture.
August 9, 1974, several members of Chase flew to Minnesota for a gig at the Jackson County Fair. The weather turned nasty and the plane went down with Chase, Yohn, John Emma, Walter Clark, and the two pilots.