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Jimmy Beaumont R.I.P.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:04 am
by john poole
Yet another loss - Jimmy Beaumont, the lead singer with the Skyliners, passed on Saturday, aged 76.
http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/music/20 ... 1710080181

The group had a number of hits, although none of the others could match their first 'Since I Don't Have You' (1959). In "Sound of the City" it is noted as being at its time - "the "blackest" sounding white vocal group record yet" (#12 on Billboard's "Hot Hundred"; #3 on the R&B chart)
Here bizarrely dressed (probably not the group's idea) for Dick Clark's Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKbAPnqo_QM

Many subsequent cover versions - I'm pleased to have avoided hearing the one by Guns 'n' Roses ..
https://secondhandsongs.com/performance/8006

R.I.P. Jimmy