Eugene Church

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Eugene Church (January 22, 1938 – April 3, 1993)[1] was an American singer.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri,[1] Church collaborated with Jesse Belvin in the 1950s as The Cliques, releasing singles on Modern Records. Late in the 1950s he released four singles of his own, as Eugene Church & the Fellows. The first two were U.S. hits: "Pretty Girls Everywhere" went #6 R&B, #36 Pop, and "Miami" hit #14 R&B and #67 Pop.[2] They were followed by "Good News" and "Mind Your Own Business", neither of which charted. Church later pursued a career in gospel music in Dallas, Texas, and returned to secular music in the 1990s in doo-wop revues.[3]

Church died from cancer in Los Angeles, California in April 1993, aged 55.[1]

Discography[edit]

(incomplete)

  • Modern Records 987 - '"Girl of My Dreams" / "I Wanna Know Why" 1956
  • Modern Records 995 - "I'm in Love (With a Girl)" / "My Desire" 1956
  • Specialty Records 604 - "Open Up Your Heart" / "How Long" 1957
  • Knight Records 2012 - "Deacon Dan Tucker" / "Little Darling" 1958
  • Class Records 235 - "Pretty Girls Everywhere" / "For the Rest of My Life" 1958
  • Class Records 254 - "Miami" / "I Ain't Goin' For That" 1959
  • Class Records 261 - "Jack of All Trades" / "Without Soul" 1959
  • Class Records 266 - "The Struttin' Kind" / "That's What's Happnin'" 1960
  • Rendezvous 132 - "Good News" / "Polly" 1960
  • King Records 5545 - "Mind Your Own Business" / "You Got the Right Idea" 1961
  • King Records 5589 - "That's All I Want" / "Geneva" 1962
  • King Records 5610 - "Light of the Moon" / "I'm Your Taboo Man" 1962
  • King Records 5659 - "The Right Girl, the Right Time" / "Pretty Baby Won't You Come on Home" 1962
  • King Records 5715 - "Time Has Brought About a Change" / "Sixteen Tons" 1963

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Thedeadrockstarsclub.com - accessed August 2010
  2. ^ Billboard Singles, Allmusic.com
  3. ^ Biography, Allmusic.com