Monday, November 26, 2012

R.I.P.: Earl Carroll

Earl "Speedo" Carroll, one of the most colorful and beloved singers of New York-style vocal harmony in the 1950s, died Sunday November 25, 2012. He was 75.

Carroll was known in the music world for more than five decades as one of the lead singers of the Cadillacs.

Their 1950s hits included "Gloria," "You Are," "Wishing Well," "My Girlfriend," "Peek-a-Boo" and one perennial holiday favorite, a jive version of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

Perhaps the group's best-known song, however, was "Speedo," which was inspired by Carroll's nickname and on which he sang lead. MORE HERE

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