Larry Lake and His Band
Swing band at the Swan Lake Club from the Swing Sisson story of comic book Feature Comics #85 (February 1945).
Bandleader Sisson is threatened by blackmailer "The Musician" not to play the club, it's Larry's gig. On his way there, goons run Sisson's tour bus off the road, causing the death of their driver. The Musician also trashes their instruments, so they can't play. Sisson thinks bandleader Lake is in cahoots with the blackmailer and threatens him. In a later confrontation, Lake accidentally kills himself trying to throw suspicion away from himself, because he WAS The Musician. Sisson explains it all to the police.
Written and drawn by Vernon Henkel.