Sunday, November 3, 2013
R.I.P.: Larry Verne
It is amazing that an artist who hit the top of the charts in the United States could fade so much from the scene that his passing can go unnoticed for almost a month.
While there is no confirmation from the family, it has been reported that Larry Verne died on October 8, 2013 at the age of 77.
Verne was working in Hollywood as a stuntman when he got to know songwriters Al DeLory, Fred Darian and Joseph Van Winkle. They had a new novelty songs called Mr. Custer and asked Verne to go in the studio and try to record it. The song was released in the U.S. on Era and went to number 1 on the pop and 9 on the R&B charts in 1960.
Verne went back in the studio for the followup, Mr. Livingston, but it only made it to number 75 and was the last charting record for the singer. source
Larry Verne : Mister Larry Verne