Larry Verne (born 8 February 1936, Minneapolis, Minnesota; died 8 October 2013, Sylmar, California) was an American novelty song singer. Verne scored two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit singles in 1960: "Mister Livingston" (#75) and "Mr. Custer" (#1, #9 R&B). "Mr. Custer" was written by Fred Darian, Al DeLory, and Joe Van Winkle. The record sold over one million copies, earning a gold disc. In the UK, "Mr. Custer" was successfully covered by Charlie Drake.
Verne died of heart failure on 8 October 2013 in Sylmar, California, at age 77. Verne also suffered from Alzheimer's Disease and had suffered three strokes.
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