Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gene Thomas, R. I. P.

American Top 40 Fun & Games Site: Gene Thomas, one-half of the duo of Gene and Debbe, passed away Sunday (August 26) in Houston, presumably from lung cancer, at the age of 74. The Palestine, Texas native began performing in Houston while still in his teens. His recording of "Sometime" (later cut by Sir Douglas Sahm) scored him a recording contract with United Artists.

2 comments:

Fred Blosser said...

Sad. Gene & Debbie's "Playboy" was a fondly remembered hit from my senior year in high school. I was listening to it again on YouTube not too long ago.

Bill Crider said...

One of my favorites will be coming up tomorrow.