Larry Verne (February 8, 1936 – October 8, 2013) was an American novelty song singer.
Larry Verne Erickson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He scored two U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart hit singles in 1960: "Mister Livingston" (number 75) and "Mr. Custer" (number 1, number 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.
Unhappy with the music industry, Verne switched to becoming a successful builder of sets for the Hollywood film industry for 35 years before he retired.
Verne died of heart failure on 8 October 2013, in Sylmar, California, at age 77. He had suffered from Alzheimer's disease and had had three strokes.