Friday, September 29, 2017

Guy Villari, R. I. P.

Guy Villari, Original ‘Barbara Ann’ Singer, Dies at 75: Most classic rock fans are familiar with “Barbara Ann,” a #2 hit for the Beach Boys in 1966. And most are aware that the California group’s version was a cover of an earlier doo-wop hit. Guy Villari, the lead singer of the original on Gee Records, recorded with his group The Regents in 1958—and which became a hit in 1961—passed away in Middletown, N.Y., on Sept. 21. He was 75. 

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