Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crispian St. Peters, 1939-2010. R.I.P.

Singer Crispian St. Peters died yesterday after a lengthy illness. He was 71.

The British born Peters was best known for his 1966 transatlantic hit "The Pied Piper."

Although he continued to enjoy a successful career in the UK, "The Pied Piper" was his only hit in North America.

I had not realized he had recorded a version of "You Were On My Mind" which was a big hit for the We Five in 1965. "You Were On My Mind" was written by Sylvia Fricker. If you are unfamiliar with Ms. Fricker she would marry Ian Tyson and become one half of Ian & Sylvia.

They sure don't make music like this anymore.

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